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Company of Stationers oy London; 



1554—1640 A.D. 



VOLUME l.-TEXT. 

( Detailed Cash Accounts to 22 July 1571. 

I Summary Cash Abstracts onward to 2 August 1596. 



EDITED BY 

EDWARD ARBEK, Assoc King's Coll.. London; F.S.A. 

Editor of The First printed English New Testament, the English Beprints, and 
The first Three Ewjlish Books on America. 



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TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS 



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Company op Stationers op London. 



1554 — 1640 A.D. 



Volume I. 



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A TRANSCRIPT OF THE REGISTERS 

or THE 

COMPANY OF STATIONEES OF LONDON, 

BETWEEN 1554^1640 A.D. 



Only Two Hundred and Thirty Copies in all are printed. 
Of these, all surplus copies will be destroyed. 

Subscriptions to 1 January 187 5. 
thirty laege paper transcripts, in royal quarto. 

1 ... The Company or Stationees of London, London. 

2 Henbt Huth, Esq., Prince's Oate, London. 

3 The Beitish Museum Libeaet, London. 

4 The Bodleian Libeaet, Oxford. 

5 ... HoEACE Howaed Fueness, Esq., Philadelphia, U. S. A. 

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8 The Libeaet of the Societt of Antiquaries, Burlington House, London. 

9 James Eobinson, Esq., Fallowfield, Manchester. 

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12 ... His G-eace the Duke of Cleteland, St James' Square, London. 

13 ... Mes John Caetee Beown, Providence, Rhode Island, JJ. S. A. 

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Child, Harvard College, Cambridge, U. S. A. 

FUENIVALL, Esq., M.A., Director of the JEarIg English 
Text ^nd Chaucer and J^ew Shakspere Societies, <S^ 
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Eitington, Esq., Clerk of the Company of Stationers of 
London, Fenchurch Buildings, London. 

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Palace, London. 

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and Fleets, Bermuda. 

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THE CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME. 



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*,* In this List the Illustrative Pieces are arranged luder the Annual Account* to which they relate, and not aa we have 
been able to find room for them in the blank pages occurring in the Text. 

FAOI 

Short Title i 

Title iii 

Registration Page iv 

Inscription , v 

List of Subscribers yi — viii 

The Contents of this Volume ix — xii 

INTRODUCTION xiii— 2 

The Ordinances of the Company, 1578—1582 a.d. 3 — 26 

On the present Transcript 27 — 30 

Note aa to the principal records of the Corporation of London ....... 473 



SO May 1357. Writers of Court-hand and Text-letters not to be summoned In the Sheriffs' courts ' 

in London ............. xxii 

12 July 1403. Order of the Lord Mayor and Aldermen for the foundation of the Joint-Brotherhood 

of the Limner.'! and Text- Writers ......... xiili 

24 October 1626. Translation of Richard Nele from the Craft of the Stationers to that of the Iron- 
mongers . . ........... xxi 

^cfii»Uv % 31 

Three Notes of various dates • 32 

1st Account (9 December 1554—14 July 1557) ... T. Dockwray. | J/'c'^- j 33—68 

Receipts. Apprentices, 37 — 43. Freemen, iic, 33— 37. Book Entries, 45. Fines, 44 — 45. Misc., 46— 61 67 
Gifts. To THE Hall, 61-2 and 48-9. The Inventory, Ac. (? July 1667), 63—66. 

Fayments. The Incorporation, 56. The Dinner, 57—59. Misc., 53 — 66, 60. 

13 June 1556. Proclamation against Protestant books ....... 52 

4 May 1666. The Charter of the Companv of Stationers op London . xxviii xxxii 

27 Septemljer 1556. Act of Common Council as to Apprentices ...... xli 

3 June 1557. The enrollment of the Stationers Charter in the Corporation Records . . 496 

6 8epteml)er 1657. The Grant of Arms to the Stationers' Company by Sir G. Dethick . xxxvi 

2nd Annual Account (19 July 1557—9 July 1558) . . . T. Dockwray. j J- ^^- \ 69—9-2 

Receipts. Apprentices, 73 — 74. JFreemen, &c., 69—73. Book Entries, 74 — 79. Fines, 69 73 

Misc., 69—73, 86. 
Gifts. To THE Hall, 86, 90. The Inventory, Ac, 9 July 1658, 87—89. 

Payments. Dinners, 81, 84 — 85. Settinq forth men, 82—83. Misc., 80—81. 

6 June 1558. Proclamation against Protestant books of * heresye sedityon and treason ' . 92 

3rd Annual Account (10 July 1558—10 July 1559) 1 . . . . E. -Waye. j J; J^J«»- j 9^-1 \6 

•«* Note what a short account this is ; probably occasioned by the uncertainty through the change of 
government. 

Receipts. Apprentices, 97—100. Freemen, &c., 97—100. !Book Entries, 94—97. Fines, 93—94, 

100—101. Misc., 102—106, 113. 
Payments. The Dinner, 107—110. Setting forth men, 112. Misc., 105—106, 113. Gifts, 103—105. 

Facsimile of the Tricking of the Company's Common Seal of 1668 . xxxvii 

28 May 1559. Extracts from the Will of T. Dockwray ; the First Master . . . xxxiv 

[1569] K. Faulsete. ArticlescontainedinaBookfortheStationersdrawnoutinformof law(see^.l06)' 360 
20 November 1568 — ? June 1569. The Queen's Printers' First Account ...... 564 

A Transcript <J-c. b I. ix 



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THE CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME. 



PAQK 

4th Annual Account (14 July 1559—5 July 1560) . . . . B. Wolfe, j ^-^^^^u. 1 117—144 

Receipts. Apprentices, 117—121. Freemen, &c., 121—123. Book Enteies, 123—129. Misc., 129—130. 

Gifts. To THE Hall, 13S. The Inventory, 139—142. 

Payments. The Confirmation of the Charter, 134. Dinners, 135— 137. Setting forth men, 134— 135. 

Misc., 131—133, 143. 
1559. [Between 8 May and 10 November.] Two clauses of Quoon Elizabeth's Injunctions, containing the 

first printed notice of the Company . , . xxxvlii 

? 21 October 1559 — 2 February 1560. A Second Account of the Queen's Printers . . . 570 

10 November 1559. The Confirmation of the Charter . ... xxii 

1 February 15G0. The Lord Mayor's Precept creating the Fellowship of the 

Stationers a Livery Company of the City . . . 138 

25 February 1660—18 October 1560. A Third Account of the Queen's Printers .... 670 

5th Annual Account (7 July 1560—8 July 1561) . . . . S. Kevaii. j J'/"|,^'_ } 145—166 

Eeoeipts. Apprentices, 145—149. Freemen, &c., 169—160. Book Entries, 149—157. Fines, 157 — 159. 

LivEKv, 101. Misc., 160—161. 
Payments. 162—164. Gifts. 105. 

4 November 1660—16 June 1561. A fourth Account of the Queen's Printers . . . 670—676 

6th Annual Account (22 July 1561—24 July 1562) .... J. Cawood. j '^'^^^l \ 167—194 

Receipts. Apprentices, 167— 174. Freemen, 4c., ISO — 187. Book Entries, 175— 182. Fines, 182— 185. 

Livery, 188. Misc., 187—188. 
Payments. 189. Gifts. 190. 

28 October 1661. Order of the Lord Mayor that the Stationers' Company to follow the Poulterers' 

Company. This is apparently only a reoival of a previotts privilege^ see p. xx, . 496 

( M. Loble. ) 

7th Annual Account (22 July 1562—22 July 1563) ... J. Cawood. .J R. Harison. \ 195—226 

{ J. Judson. } 

Receipts. Apprentices, 105— 198. Freemen, &c., 219— 220. Book Entries, 199— 215. Fixe.s, 210-218. 

Misc., 221. 
Payments. 222—223. Gifts. 223—224. 

22 January 1563. Order of the Company creating T. Norton their (first) Standing 

Counsel 192 

8th Annual Account (22 July 1563—22 July 1564) . . . R. Way. {|; ^^^f^l } 227—248 

Receipts. Apprentices, 227—230. Freemen, &c., 240. Book Entries, 231-238. Fines, 239. 

Livery, 241. Misc., 241. 
Payment*. 243—244. Gifts. 244. 

9th Annual Account (22 July 1564— 22 July 1565) . . . ». WoU. | J; ^^'y- } 249—284 

Receipts. Apprentices, 249 — 269. Freemen, &c., 278—280. Book Entries, 259—273. Fines, 273—277. 

Livery, 280. Misc., 280. 
Payments. 281—282. Gifts. 283. 

10th Annual Account (22 July 1565—22 July 1566) . . . S. KevaiL { ^Gmneid. } 285-322 

Receipts. Apprentices, 286— 292. Freemen, &c., 317— 319. Book Entries, 293— 315. Fines, 316- 316. 

Livery, 319. Misc., 319. 
Payments. 319—320. Gifts. 321. 

1 December 1566 — 12 October 1566. Another Account of the Queen's Printers .... 576 
29 June 1560. Star Chamber Decree or Ordinances as to the printing and sale of books . . 322 

11th Annual Account (22 July 1566— 22 July 1567) . . . J- Cawood. {J;^J^|S''■ j 323—350 

Receipts. Apprenticf.s, 323— 327. Fheehejj,&o.,344— 346. Book Entries, 327— 343. Fines, 345, 348. 

Misc., 346. 
Payments. 340—347. Gifts. 349. 

12th Annual Account (22 July 1567—22 July 1568) . . . E. 'WoUe. | j ; J^'^'^'^'f^ } 351—370 

Receipts. Apprentices, 361—353. Freemen, &c., 364— S66. Book Ehtries, 354—364. Fines, 367—309. 

Livery, 3(i7. Misc., 309. 
Payments. 369—870. Gifts. 870. 

13th Annual Account (22 July 1568—22 July 1569) . . . R. Jugge. j |;; J°«'»^ j 371—394 

Receipts. Apprentices, 371 — .377. Freemen, Sic., 390—391. Book Entries, 377—389. Fines, 389 — 

390. Livery, 391. Misc., 390. 
Payments. 391—392. Gifts. 390. 

21 February 1669. • Rev. T. Wattes. Letter to the Bishop of London, enclosing , . . 393 

21 February 1509. * a List of John Stow's unlawful Papistical books .... 393-4 

24 February 1669. BiHhop Grindal. Ijctter forwarding the above * to the Privy Council . . 393 

1 March 1669. Proclamation against traitorous and seditious books printed abroad . . 430 

14th Annual Account (22 July 1569—22 July 1570) . . . R. Jugge. { ^^*Sa. \ 395— 43(» 

Receipts. Apprentices, 395—397. Freemen, &c., 419— 420. Book Entries, 398 — 418. Fines, 421. 

Livery, 420—421. Misc., 420. 
PaymenU. 421—427. Gifts. 427—428. 

1 July 1670. A proclamation against seditious and traiterous books, bills, and writings 452 — 463 

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W. Serei. 



J. Judson. ) 
W. Korton. ( 
Apprentices, 431 — 435. Freemen, he, 446—447. Book Entbies, 435 — 444. Fisek, 444—446. 
Livery, 448. Misc., 445, 448. 
Payments. 448—450. 



15th Annual Account (22 July 1570—22 July 1571) 

Receipts. 



PAGE 

431—450 



14 November 1570. A procUmation against maintainers of seditious persons, and of traiterous 

books and writings .......... 453 

1 February 1571. The Corporation orders a copy of the new edition of Fox'a Acta itc. to be placed 

in the On^lianago and in tne HaU of each Company ..... 496 



16th Year. Cash Abstract (22 July 1571—22 July 1572) 

Receipts. 451. Payments. 455 — 460. 

17th Year. Cash Abstract (22 July 1572—22 July 1573) 

Receipts. 4(S3. Payments. 465. 



W. Seres. 



I J. Day. 
1 H. Toy. 



451—462 



R. Wolf. { ^ x"™""- } 463—466 



25 August 1572. Archbishop Parker writes to Lord Bcrohley respecting the four editions of 

Thf. Admonition to the Parliament ........ 454 

13 December 1572. ArchbiHhop Parker recounts to Lord Burghley the troubles of J. Day about 

his little shop ........... 454 

29 Janvtary 1573. Bosohition of the Corporation of London to raise £1000 for the purchase of com 480 

11 June 1573. Proclamation against The Admonitio-ii to the Parliament ..... 464 

2 July 1573. Bishop of London informs Lord Burohley that this Proclamation is of no effect 466 



18th Year. Cash Abstract (20 July 1573—20 July 1574) 



R. Jugge. 



( W. Norton. 
I J. Harrison. 



Receipts. 467. 

1 August 1573. 
10 September 1573. 
28 September 1573. 
13 November 1573. 



Payments. 467—468. 



} 467—468 



Resolution of the Corporation to raise £2000 more for the purchase of com . 480 
Resolution of the Corporation to issue Precejits for the same . . . 480 

Proclamation against seditious books, &c., aimed at two Councillors of State 461 — 462 
Archbishop Parker informs Lord Burohley of T. Asplyn's attempt to murder 
J. Day and his family ......... 466 

Assessment of the City Companies for the provision of com . . 480 



f 1 July 1574. 

19th Year. Cash Abstract (20 July 1574—20 July 1575) 

Receipts. 469. Payments. 469—470. 



R. Jugge. 



I R. Tottle. 
I W. Cooke. 



j 469—470 



19 August 1574. 
19 August 1574. 



Precept of the Lord Mayor for the provision of gunpowder 
A proportion [of gunpowder] for the Companies to provide 



488 
488 



( J. Day. I 
\ T. Karshe. ( 



20tli Year. Cash Abstract (20 July 1575—20 July 1576) . . W. Seres. 

Receipts. 471. Payments. 471—473. 

5 Feb-uary 1576. Representation of the Stationers' Company to staya milt for a printing monopoly 



471—474 



26 March 1576. Proclamation against certain infamous libels '. . 7 .".''. 474 



21st Year. 
Receipts. 

22nd Year. 

Receipts. 

23r(l Year. 
Receipts. 



Cash Abstract (20 July 1576—9 July 1577) 

475. Payments. 475—476. 



W. 8«re>. 



f J. Oonneld. ) 
I E. Watkina. ) 



W. Seres. 



Cash Abstract (9 July 1.577— 8 July 1578) . 

477. Payments. 478—479. 

August 1577. Complaint of Stationers of their hinderance through privileges 



fW. Norton. 
• i R. Watkins. 



476—476 



477—480 



III 



Cash Abstract (8 July 1578—11 July 1579) 

481. Payments. 482—483. 



R. Tottle. 



!J. Harrison.' 
Q. Bishop. 



481—484 



9 December 1578. 

24th Year. 
Receipts. 

25th Year. 
Receipts. 



A Petition of the Stationers on behalf of T. Woodcock in Newgate prison 



484 



Cash Abstract (11 July 1579—11 July 1580) 

485. Payments. 486—487. 

Cash Abstract (11 July 1530—10 July 1581) 

439. Payments. 490—492. 



J. Gonneld. 



J. Day. 



i J. Harrison. 
t 6. Bishop. 



j 485—488 



f R. Watkms. ) 
I F. Coldocke. ) 



489—492 



■W. Norton. 



I T. Harshe. ^ 
j G. Dewce. > 



26tli Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1581—10 July 1582) 

Receipts. 493. Payments. 494 — 495. 

27th Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1582—10 July 1583) 

Receipts. 497. Payments. 498—602. 

December 1582. C. Barker's report to Lord Burghley on the printing trade and monopolies 114 — 116, 144 

I? 28] May 1583, 'List of Printing Presses in Ixjndon 248 

[? 29] May 1583. ♦Letter of the Wardens of the Stationers' Company to the Bishop of London 247-8 

1 June 1583. Letter of the Bishop of London to Lord Burghley forwarding • . . . 246 

SO June 1583. Proclamation against the works of Robert Browne and Richard Harrison . 502 



493—496 



J.Gonneld.*|;?„^''„«^,| 497-502 



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THE CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME. 



R. Harrison, 



; R. Watkins. 1 
; R. Newberry, j 



PAGE 

503—507 



28th Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1583—10 July 1584) 

Seoeiptl. 603. Payments. 605—507. 

[? 1584.] Traiterous and Popish books intercepted ' . . . . . . . 492 

29th Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1584— 10 July 1585) . »■ bottle. { r. ^ewhW I 50*— 512 

Seoeiptt. 608. Payments. 609—512. 

[? Spring 168S.] The Oath of every Freeman of the City of London (see p. 610) . . . .166 



J. (}onneId. 



j C. Barker. 
I H. Conneway, 



fay.) 



30th Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1585—10 July 1586) 

Seoeiptl. 813. Payments. 614—517. 

[? 1586.] R. Tottle's Account of why English books were Utherto printed on French paper 242 



513—517 



31st Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1586—10 July 1587) 

Reoeipto. 518. Paymenta. 519—522. 

32nd Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1587—10 July 1588) 

Receipts. 523—526. Payments. 525—530. 

33rd Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1588-10 July 1589) 

Receipts. 631—632. Payments. 532—636. 

34th Year. Cash Abstract (10 July 1589—15 July 1590) 

Receipts. 537—538. Payments. 638—643. 



( F. Coldocke. 1 

. i H. Middleton. >■ 

( H. Conneway. ) 



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R.Watkins.{^;^-^„^|^| 



518-522 



523—530 



531—536 



537—544 



35th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1590— 15 July 1591) . »■ bishop, j g; ^™^»j"7- j 545—552 

Receipts. 645—546. Payments. 646--651. 

16 June 1591. Act of Common Council to raise i77,400 for ships for tlie Queen's service . 544 

19 June 1691. Assessment of the Companies for this service of .56,759 16s. 0(/. . . . 544 

18 June 1691. Precept to the Companies upon this Assessment ..... 652 

10 September 1591. A further Act of Common Council to raise .£1,240 4«. Od. more for this purpose 552 



36th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1591—15 July 1592) 

Receipts. 553. Payments. 554 — 557. 

37th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1592—15 July 1593) 

Receipts. 559. Payments. 660—663. 



F. Coldocke. {=;Si--»y-} 553-557 



G. Bishop, (f •s°^"4''»y- } 559-564 



15 December 1592. Act of Common Council appointing a Committee to realize the Carrick's gains 658 
22 May 1593. Clause of another Act of Common Coxmcil on the same subject . . . 658 



38th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1593—15 July 1594) 

Receipts. 565. Payments. 666- -668. 

1591 — 1594. The Special Abstract of the Carrick's gains 

.39th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1594—15 July 1595) 

Receipts. 671. Payments. 572—575. 

40th Year. Cash Abstract (15 July 1595—1 August 1596) 

Receipts 677. Payments. 678—681. 



J. Norton. 
G. Bishop. 



( G. Cawood. ) 
.J T. Woodcock. > 
I T. Stirrop. J 



R.Watkins.{°-3~- 



P. Coldocke. (i;=I,';^|-„. I 



565^568 

569, 575, 582 
571—576 

577—582 



ADDEND UM. 

[January 1643.] Petition of Members of the Stationers' Company to the House of Commons 683 

[April 1643.] The humble Remonstrance to the High Court of Pariiament of the Com- 
pany of Stationers, London 584 — 588 

14 June 1645. Petition of a portion of the Company to the Lord Mayor and Court of 

Aldermen 593 

[21 June 1645.] Report of a Committee of the Company to its members .... 589 — 592 

June 1645. Documents relating to the Controversy of tliis date 594 — 595 

CORRIGENDA 596 

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I. 




H E time has now come when the 
English Printer and the English 
Publisher must take their due places 
in the national estimation. Hitherto 
the Author has had it all his own 
way. While we have readily put 
the men of Thought and Imagination 
— such as Sidney, Spenser, Hooker, 
Shakespeare, or Jonson by the side 
of the men of Politics and State — 
such as Burghley, Hunsdon, 
Walsingham, Raleigh, or Davi- 
son ; we have not so readily put 
the men of Business, exercising 
perhaps the most important me- 
chanical art of peace of that time 
— such as John Cawood, John Day, Henry Denham, Henry Binneman, or 
Christopher Barker; by the side of the men of Action or War, — such as 
Anthony Jenkinson, Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Martin 
Frobisher, or the Earl of Cumberland. 

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Not that tlie production of a book was then so difficult and costly a task 
as the circumnavigation of the globe, the unravelling of the Babington 
conspiracy, or the capture of Spanish carracks. But inasmuch as a book 
is intrinsically a more imperishable and lifegiving thing than a crusado — 
inasmuch as three-fifths of our knowledge of that glorious Age has been 
preserved to us in print — ^inasmuch as these publications do also enshrine 
some of the greatest and brightest things that have ever, through all the ages, 
emanated from merely human minds — inasmuch also as some of these works 
have vastly helped towards establishing the bases of our existing English 
society, — and lastly, inasmuch as we go back to that Era for our Master- 
pieces in Protestant Divinity, in Lyrics Drama metrical Allegory and 
Pastoral Prose, in Moral and Political Philosophy with the Principles of 
Scientific Enquiry, in Annals Essays and Characters, and even in Religious 
Controversy : it does behove us to honour the labours and risks of those men, 
who sought indeed a livelihood and even a fortune in their occupation ; 
but who often did far worthier than that, even sometimes to the risking of 
all that they possessed, and without whose speculations all this would have 
been lost to us. 

Thus, it is to the perpetual honour of Christopher Barker that, as he tells 
us at j». 115, soon after he had purchased his printing patent in 1577 he did 
' give a Desperate adventure to imprint four sundry impressions ' of the Bible 
suitable for as many different ages of life, ' in which tyme if I had died, my 
wife and children had ben vtterlie vndone, and many of my frendes greatlie 
hindered by disbursing round sommes of money for me, by suertiship and 
other meanes ' -. while, in many instances, as he also intimates in the same 
paper, our printers took great pride in the excellence of their work, that they 
might ever preserve the Press of England from meriting the reproach of 
' barbarism.' 

Considering too the then cramped method of production — that every 
sheet was slowly printed from type by the hand-press ; with the absence 
of all modern facilities, such as stereotyping &c. : one can but contemplate 
with a kind of wonder and reverence the great folios produced in those 
days. It is easy to realize that works such as Sir Thomas More's TForkes 
printed by John Walley, John Cawood, and Richard Tottle in 1557 — or Thomas 
Becon's Workes printed by John Day in 1560-4 — or Fox's Acts and 
Monuments, of which four editions, each in succession larger than the 
former, were printed by Day, between 1503 and 1583 — or Day's edition of 
the Works of Tyndale, Frith, and Barnes in 1573— or H. Denham's edition 
of Hollinshed's Chronicles in 1587 — or E. Field's 1595 Edition of Sir 
Thomas North's translation of Amyot's version of Plutarch's lives — or the 
Second Edition, in three volumes, of Richard Hakluyt's Voyages printed in 
1599-1600 by George Bishop, Ralph Newberry, and Robert Barker— or that 
book of books, in five volumes, Purchas's I it grimes, printed by William 
Stansby for Henry Fetherstone in 1626 : it is easy to realize that such 
works as these must then have been as difficult to produce and sell as an 
edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica would be at present. Even now, 
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with all our existing resources and rapidity of production, and with 
our vastly wider circle of readers ; it would take months of labour, and 
from £1,000 to £3,000 according to size, to reproduce these voluminous 
tomes ; not to speak of the responsibility of their sale. Yet they, with 
others of like bulk, were excellently produced (for that time) by those 
hand-printers : and are and ever will be a perpetual honour to the energy 
industry and skill of our English Printers and Publishers. 

II. 

T the back of all printed Literature lie the conditions of its 
transliteration into type. Of necesntt/, books must, on the 
average, pay the Speculator; whether they remunerate the 
Author or not : but it is also apparent that the Publisher may 
have quite as high aims as the Writer. Within the limit of 
remunerative publications, he may do very much towards the 
universal education and enjoyment of a people ; by refusing low 
though profitable books, and pushing excellent works though not 
making such large returns. This is done in some cases in the present day : 
and by none was it more followed than by the late Mr Charlks Knight, 
whose life-work has endowed this age with such a perpetual honour. 

It may therefore be a most worthy study to realize the conditions of the 
book market in the days of Elizabeth and the two first Stuarts ; to mark the 
class of books produced by each publisher, whether he were his own printer 
or not ; to be able to assign by the date all books which bear only 
the printer's initials to their real producers ; to ascertain who were the 
patentees, and what were their privileges ; to understand somewhat why 
certain books were not reprinted for years, and then for a time appeared in 
frequent editions ; to watch the effect of books on the spread of Learning, 
and the fostering power of Learning to create books ; to trace the gradually 
encroaching power of our Protestant Bishops and Archbishops — of all people 
in the world — in gagging the press, as a means of fettering and regulating 
the human mind ; to trace with delight the inevitable reaction from such 
coercion in secret printing ; to realize the excessive danger trouble and 
expense involved in a secret impression, and thereby to measure the strength 
of the motive for its production ; and lastly pointedly to mark out the 
secretly printed books — not necessarily from any particular sympathy with 
their opinions, — but as so many effective protests against the edict of mere 
coercive Authority, ' Thou shalt not say,' or as it sometimes also insolently, 
though in vain, reached forward to realize, ' Thou shalt not think for thyself.' 
An enquiry of this nature, if successfully accomplished, would be such a 
final and enduring literary monument to om- early English Printing Press 
as would last till the world itself and all its books should share in the final 
conflagration. 

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III. 

HE Company of Stationers of London consisted for the most 
part, of a few large Capitalists in books and some minor 
Speculators in the same, with the journeymen and apprentices 
employed by them; the masters men and boys who were 
engaged in book-binding; together with, later on, some type- 
founders; and, after about 1588, probably a few English paper- 
makers. The book-binders of course would not exclusively live 
by English publications ; but would occasionally bind or rebind 
Avorks imported from the Continent. 

In addition to these, Cliristoplier Barker tells us, in his able represent- 
ation to Lord BuRGHLEY vi^hich we have reprinted at p. 114, there 
were ' Joiners and Chandlers ' in the Company ; to which may also be 
added, ' Makers of Writing Tables,' like Francis Adams. 

It is a singular fact that at the present day the Stationers' Company — 
though it now exceeds in numbers nearly every other Guild in the City of 
London, the Stationers ' qualified to vote in the election of Members of 
Parliament being only out-numbered by the Spectacle Makers ' — is almost 
the only Company which has maintained the integrity of its foundation. Of 
a present Livery of 312 ; upwards of 300 are ' in the trade ' : and no one is 
now admitted to the freedom of the Company — othei-wise than by patrimony 
— unless connected in some form with the production of books. 

Eor many years members of the other Companies of London, like 
Abraham Veale and Andrew Man sell who belonged to the Drapers' 
Company, claimed the right of exercising the Art of a Stationer without 
taking up the freedom of this Company, and this right appears to have been 
recognized by the Law Officers of the City : but as a rule Publishers and 
especially Printers enrolled themselves among the Ereemen of this Company ; 
as in the cases of Christopher Barker, who, having become Queen's Printer, 
was translated from the Drapers' Company in 1578; and John Wolf the 
agitator who made a similar transfer from the Eishmongers' Company in 1583. 
Now it is to the money accounts of this Corporation of Book-Speculators 
' • and their Associates, that we are indebted for the most singular and 

authoritative contemporary List of Books ever preserved in any nation. In 
reality it has already lasted, with but one slight break, about 320 years. 
In this Transcript, however, we have only to deal with the first Eighty- 
Six of those years. 

In the early days of this Society the Book Entries occupied but a very 
subordinate position ; and were inserted in the Register only when the regis- 
tration fee, of usually iiij* or viij* was charged. But as the grip of Authority 
— principally in the shape of the Bishop of London — went on tightening and 
tightening until it climaxed in the Star Chamber Decree of 1637 ; as books also 
became more and more a power, and therefore dangerous things unless fully 
authorized by the Ordinary ; the Book-Entries became a Permission, an 
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Imprimatur, rather than a cash-receipt. This change in their nature would seem 
to have occurred in the period (1571-1576 a.d.) now intervening between Regis- 
ters A and B : and was probably occasioned by the Anglican hierarchy then 
assiuning (([uery by what right), in self-defence against the secret printing- 
presses of the Puritans, a greater authority over unborn books than their Romish 
predecessors had hitherto continuously exercised. This supervision became 
more and more stringent until almost every important book was either entered 
in a full Court of Master Wardens and Assistants of the Company ; or else 
was authorized both by the clerical licenser and — as if that were insufficient 
— by one of the Wardens as well. All which is a testimony to a large amount 
of fearfulness, as the result of this episcopal pressure. 

As years roll on, the Book Entries increase in numbers as well as in 
importance : not possibly that a very much greater number of avowed 
books were printed under the increasing tyranny of Charles I. and his 
ministers ; but that more and more books were registered. So matters 
reach their turning point. The assembling of the Long Parliament was 
the utter shattering and breaking up of the old order of things,* and the 
commencement of an increasing liberty of printing which has ever since 
augmented : until, at length, there came the national conviction that the Press 
— libels excepted — is its own correction ; and that Contempt and Oblivion 
do exercise a sharper and swifter justice on vileness falsehood ribaldry and 
wortlilessness than all the law and prerogative of the three kingdoms put 
together. 

Then came the more wide-spread purity and the greater power of our 
Fourth Estate. 




IV. 

T is probably known to the Reader that the vast bulk of the 
Registers has necessitated the closing of this Transcript at the 
Meeting of the Long Parliament ; and consequently that it will 
oidy comprise the Text of the first Three volumes and somewhat 
more than half of the Fourth. 

These, with not a few of their successors, have been dis- 
tinguished l)y the letters of the alphabet. For this distinction, how- 
ever, there is no greater authority than that of official convenience. 
Of course, for the purposes of these Registers, there was for the first seventeen 
years down to 1571 only one Volume in existence; for next twenty -five years 
more down to 1596 only two Volumes ; for a further twenty -nine years more 
down to 1625 but three Volumes; and another fifteen years still found the 
Company using their Fourth Register. So that the idea of lettering the 
Registers came late. It certainly occurred after the loss of the ' Clerk's Book ' 
of 1571-76 had been investigated and recognized as inevitable : otherwise the 
present Register B would have been lettered C ; in the hope of the missing 

• The Addendum we have affixed to this Volume bears abundant witness of the convulsions of that 
time ; in the throes of which this Company was almost on the point of extinction. 

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volume turning up. We may well believe — until evidence appears to 
the contrary — that this decision and the consequent existing lettering 
occurred some time after the Fire of London in 1GC6; by which time six 
Volumes, now lettered A to F, had accumulated. 

Here we cannot repress our congratulations that while members of the 
Stationers' Company lost in that terrific disaster property estimated to be 
worth £200,000 in those days ; that these Registers — more precious than 
gold to this and succeeding ages — were so fortunately preserved. One can 
readily imagine how hurriedly they, with other early records of the Company 
still extant, were carried or carted away, and somewhat of their wanderings 
and adventures until the Company again settled down in their rebuilt Hall. 
What possibility of their destruction there was, will be evident from what 
Lord Clarendon writes : 

It was an incredible Damage that was and might rationally be computed to be 
sustained by one small Company, the Company of Stationers, in Books, Paper, and the 
other lesser Commodities which are vendible in that Corporation, which amounted to 
no less than two hundred thousand Pounds : In which prodigious Loss there was one 
Circumstance very lamentable. All those who dwelt near Paul's carried their Goods, 
Books, Paper, and the like, as others of greater Trades did their Commodities, into the 
large Vaults which were under St. Paul's Church, before the Fire came thither : Which 
Vaults, though all the Church above the ground was afterwards burned, with all the 
Houses round about, still stood firm and supported the Foundation, and preserved all 
that was within them, until the Impatience of those who had lost their Houses, and 
whatsoever They had else, in the Fire, made them very desirous to see what They had 
saved, upon which all their Hopes were founded to repair the rest. 

It was the fourth Day after the Fire ceased to flame, though it still burned in the 
Ruins, from whence there was still an intolerable Heat, when the Booksellers especially, 
and some other Tradesmen, who had deposited all They had preserved in the greatest 
and most spacious Vault, came to behold their Wealth, which to that Moment was safe : 
But the Doors were no sooner opened, and the Air from without fanned the strong 
Heat within, but first the dryest and most combustible Matters broke into a Flame, 
which consumed all, of what Kind soever, that till then had been unhurt there. Yet 
They who had committed their Goods to some lesser Vaults, at a Distance from that 
greater, had better Fortune ; and having learned from the second Euin of their Friends 
to have more Patience, attended till the liain fell, and extinguished the Fire in all 
Places, and cooled the Air : And then they securely opened the Doors, and received all 
from thence that They had there. Lord Claeendon's Continuation of his Life (1660- 
lQQ'J),pp. 354-5. 1st Ed. 1759, fol. 

Of the four Registers represented by this Transcript; A is the most 
interesting in respect to the formation of the Company out of the pre-existent 
Association or Brotherhood; for its early growth; and for its abundant 
autographs. Especially is it noticeable for its antiquity. There are in it 
abundant notices of other books having been kept by the Company cither 
from the first, or from very early periods of its history, but they have mostly 
perished. Certain it is that nothing older than Register A is now in the 
possession of the Comj)any. This Register likewise contains the entries, at 

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pp. 62, 475, and 572, of its own cost and that of Registers B and C 
as well. 

Register B is the largest in size, and is very full, both of civic and 
literary information. 

Register C is perhaps the most important from a literary point of view, 
in its relation to Shakespeare, Jonson and their contemporaries. 

Register D is most interesting in a political point of view ; as manifesting 
the dislike of the Stuarts to freedom in any shape : and especially as 
evidencing the addition of royal pressure to episcopal force in the matter of 
book-licensing, &c. 
/ 

V. 

HAT — long previous to the existence of the Company — there was 
a voluntary and informal Association or Brotherhood of Printers, 
Bookbinders, Publishers, and the like, formed on the usual model 
of a City Company ; is conclusively proved by the earlier pages 
of this First Register, as well as by external evidence. 

On the 16th May 1561, Anthony Gierke paid, as will be seen 
at p. 159, sixteen years' arrears of quarterage, which was the 
ordinary quarterly contribution of a groat by each member of 
a Company. This not only proves the existence of this Brotherhood so 
far back as 1545 ; but also shows that it was then and had since continued 
the same in its general nature as the more formal Company subsequently 
established. Otherwise, had there been any kind of break, Gierke would 
never have paid up these arrears. 

This continuity of existence is important in connection with a state- 
ment at p. 138, that on the 30th June 1560, the Livery — in conformity 
with the Lord Mayor's precept of the previous 1 st February — was ' New 
begonne and Revyued againe.' From which it would seem that the Brother- 
hood had had a Livery, and that from some cause it had ceased to be ; and 
that as it would seem from p. 161, either in the reign of Henry VHL or 
Edward VI. Of this earlier Livery there is apparently no trace in the 
Records of the Corporation of London. But it is to be especially noted 
that though the earlier Livery lapsed, there is nothing whatever to show an 
extinction of the Brotherhood. 

So that on the opening page of the Text, we meet without surprise Thomas 
Berthelet and William Bonham acting as the joint treasurers of this voluntary 
Association in 1555 very much as the Wardens of the Company afterwards 
did ; and at /;. 45 we have ' the olde Collectors ' John Walley and Anthony 
Smythe evidently acting as Renters to the Brotherhood. 

Then we have in the Inventory of the 9th July 1558, at />. 88, that 
'tabull \i. e. picture ov fresco] of the names of the Auncyentes,' a name by 
which the Assistants of the Company were often afterwards called ; but which 

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at that early date must have been a list — probably not a short one — of the 
Elders of the Brotherhood. 

So that the internal testimony of this single Register conclusively 
establishes the existence of the Brotherhood of the Stationers as early as 
1545. Indubitable external evidence will push that date as far back as 
1510. 

Christopher Barker gives the following reliable account in 1582 of the 
Brotherhood atjo. 114 : 

' In the tyme of king Henry the eighte, there were but fewe Printers, and those of 
good credit and compotent wealth, at whiche tyme and before, there was an other sort 
of men, that were writers, Lymners of bookes and dy verse thingea for the Churche and 
other vses called Stacioners ; which haue, and partly to this daye do vse to buy their 
bookes in grosse of the saide printers, to bynde them vp, and sell them in their shops, 
whereby they well mayntayned their families. 

' In King Edward the sixt his Dayes, Printers, and printing began greatly to 
increase : but the prouision of letter, and many other thinges belonging to printing, 
was 80 exceeding chargeable, that most of those printers were Dryven throughe 
necessitie, to compound before[hand] with the bookesellers at so lowe value, as the 
printers themselves were most tymes small gayners, and often loosers.' 

The fact is, that as soon as the successors of William Caxton — as 
Wynken de Worde, Richard Pinson, Jdlian Notary, John Rastall, 
Thomas Godfray, &c. — began to multiply, there sprang up of necessity 
a publicly-recognized Craft of Printing. These Printers associated them- 
selves with the Stationers to whom Barker alludes above, into the Brother- 
hood to which we have already referred : and among civic organizations 
this Association was known at that time, not as the Craft of the Printers, 
but as that of the Stationers. 

A Craft was a kind of incipient Company, without its compulsory 
powers, honour, or dignity. An instance of the mingUng of Crafts and 
Companies together in an assessment in 1591, will be found at jo. 544. 

John Stow added to his Second Edition of The Survey of London, 1603, 
a list to which he gives the following characteristic heading : 

The 23. of Henrie the eight, these companies had place at the Maiors feast, in the Guild- 
hall as followeth. I speake hy president, for I was neuer a feast folower. 

The following occur in this list : 

26 Poulter[er]8, the wardens and one person, one messe. 

27 Stacioners, the wardens and two persons, one messe. pp. 540-541. 

- As in this list, there occur entries like the following : 

No Clothing Woodmongers, the wardens, and two persons, one messe. 

It is clear from this that the Stationers, like the Poulterers, had their 
Clothing; that is, that on the ?9th, November 1531 the Brotherhood had a 
Livery. 

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At fol. 17 3 of Letter Book preserved among the Corporation Records 
(respecting which see p. 473) there is a casually recorded list of the 
names of the Guardians or Wardens of the divers misteries of the City of 
London, who, according to ancient custom, were sworn in the twelve months 
from the feast of All Saints [1 November 1525] in the Guildhall, 17 Ilenr. 
VIII., until the next following same feast, and in the mayoralty of Sir John 
Allen, who was Mayor between 7th November 1525 and 6th November 
1526. In this list occurs — 

Q . henry pepwell ) Gnardiani Jurati ix' die Octobris 

lewys Sutton j Anno pr[d]edicto. \_i. e. 1526.] 

So the Brotherhood had, and changed their Wardens on the 9th October 
1526. 

It is probable that these Wardens of the Brotherhood were annually 
elected ; as the Ordinances made after the Incorporation enacted that the 
Wardens were to be elected according to " ancient usage." If so, the pre- 
decessors of these very two men were before the Lord ^layor and Alderman 
on the 24th October 1525, under the following interesting circumstances : 

Adhuc De Curia tenia Die martis viz. xxiiif Die Octobris [1525] 
EiCHABD Nkle [I] re[n] monger 

At this Court Came Ricliard Nele Citezen and stacyoner of London whiche wasse 
admytted ynto the liberties of the same Citie the thirde Day of Auguste Anno Begni 
Regis Henrici viij secundo / [i. e. 2 August 1510] And Desyred of my lorde mayor and 
Aldermen that were at the same Court / that he myght be translated from the same 
Craft of Stacyoners / Into the Craft of Ire[n]mongers for by cause he is fully lustructid 
and occupieth the Craft of Ire[n]mongers / And can but litell skyll or nothynge yn the 
Craft of Stacyoners / At whiche Court Came aswell the Wardens of Ire[n]monger8 as 
the Wardens of Stacyoners / whiche wardens of the Stacyoners were then Demaunded 
what they cowde say against the said translacon / And forasmuche as the said wardens of 
Stacyoners cowde then no thyng obiecte and say agaynst the said translacon / Therfor 
it is agreid by yis [this] Court that the said Nele shalbe translated from the said Craft 
of Stacyoners ynto the Craft of Ire [n] mongers &c. Sejpertory of the Court of Aldermen 
(see p. 473) l',fol., 64 b. 

From this, it is quite clear that Nele obtained his freedom through the 
Craft of the Stationers. Had it been otherwise ; and had he been sub- 
sequently translated from some other Craft to that of the Stationers : it would 
infallibly have been mentioned. Therefore the Craft of the Stationers existed 
at the date of his taking up his freedom. 

That date depends on the word *[e]6-[««]fifo in the entry. We have, for the 
purpose of verifying this word in the peculiar handwriting of this Repertory, 
read both forewards and backward from this entry ; and have not the least 
doubt whatever that this word is Secundo and nothing else. 

l^herefore the Craft of the Stationers admitted Richard Nele to its 
freedom on the 3rd August 1510. 

As Caxton died in 1491, it is not probable that evidence of a much 

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earlier existence of this particular Craft will turn up ; though it is likely 
enough that more testimony may be adduced of its proceedings. We have 
now established its existence between the 3rd August 1510 and the 3rd 
May 1556, the day previous to the Incorporation. 

The word ' Stationer ' appears to have been older than Caxton's time ; 
and we piu]5ose in the next volume showing the v<arying meanings that our 
forefathers attached to it. But it has yet to be shown that a Brotherhood 
called by that name existed before the advent of printing into this country. 

However that may be, the Corporation Records prove the foundation 
by the Lord Mayor of a similar Society of Manuscript Producers in 1403, 
and their still earlier civic recognition as a Craft in the days of Chaucer and 
William Longland. We have seen the original enrollments of the following 
important entries : but give them as translated by Mr Riley in his Memorials 
of London and London Life, 8fc., 1868. 

The first entry has never been printed in association with this Company. 

31 Edward III. 20 Mat 1357. {Latin.) 
On the 20th of May, in the 31st year etc., it was ordered and agreed by Henrt 
Pykard, Mayor, and the Aldermen, that the writers of court-hand and text-letters, the 
limners, and the barbers, dwelling within the City of London, should not in future be 
summoned on Inquisitions in the Sheriffs' Courts between any parties pleading in the 
same. And if any amercement should by the Sheriffs' officers from them be taken, the 
same should immediately be restored to them, without any gainsaying thereof. 

Saving however, that if they should be summoned to come to the Guildhall on any 
arduous business touching the City, then they were to come there, on the peril which 
awaits tlie same. — Letter Book Gr,fol. Ixi. Riley, p. 295. 

The second entry has hitherto been known by description only. Mr 
John Nichols, P.S.A., — in by far the best account of the earlier history of 
the Stationers' Company that has yet appeared, — thus wrote respecting it — 

The Company of Stationers is of great antiquity. By the authority of the Lord 
Mayor and Court of Aldermen, they were formed into a Guild, or Fraternity, in the 
year 1403, the 4th year of King Henry IV. ; and had then Ordinances made for the 
good government of their Fellowship. — Lit. Anec. ISth Cent., iii. ^. 545, £d. 1812. 

This statement, Mr Nichols justified by the following note : — 

This appears by a Memorial presented by the Company of Stationers to the Lord 
Mayor and Court of Aldermen in 1645 ; in which they state that their Brotherhood, or 
Corporation, had then been governed by wholesome Ordinances for the space of 240 
years. — Records of the Company, Book A, p. 153. 

It is to be quite understood that in the preparation of this Transcript 
we are not permitted to see any other Register or Book whatever belonging to 
the Company besides those we reprint herein : but we understand that there 
is a series of Letter and Account Books, &c., lettered A, B, C, &c., carrying 
on the Accounts probably after the 2nd August 1596, M^hen they terminate 
in this Register ; aiul containing — like the liemcmbrancia of the Corporation 
— copies of important letters received and sent. It is to t/iis Book A 
that Mr Nichols refers. 

By the kindness of the present Clerk, we have been able to give a copy of 
this Petition in the Addendum at p. 593 ; where it will be found in con- 
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nection with other cognate documents relating to the Controversy of 1645. 
Up to now therefore the proof of the Brotherhood of the Text Writers has 
been based on the copy of an assertion in a document emanating from the 
Company itself. We are happy to adduce the following more independent 
and perfect testimony. 

4 Henry IV. 12 July 1403. {Latin and Norman Freiich.') 

{Latin.) 

Be it remembered, that on the 12th day of July, in the 4th year etc., the reputable 
men of the Craft of Writers of Test-letter, those commonly called " Limners," and other 
good folk?, citizens of London, who were wont to bind and to sell books, presented here 
unto John Walcote, Mayor, and the Aldermen of London, a certain petition, in these 
words. 

(Norman French.) 

" Unto the honourable Lords, and wise, the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
London, pray very humbly all the good folks, freemen of the said city, of the trades of 
text-letter, lymenours, and other folks of London, who are wont to bind and to sell 
books ; that it may please your great sagenesses [tressages] to grant unto them, that 
they may elect yearly two reputa'ile men, the one a Lymenour, the other a Text- Writer, 
to be Wardens of the said trades ; and that the names of the Wardens so elected may 
be presented each year before the Mayor, for the time being, and they be there sworn 
well and diligently to oversee, that good rule and governance is had and exercised by 
all folks of the same trades in all works unto the said trades pertaining, to the praise 
and good fame of the loyal good men of the said trades, and to the shame and blame 
of the bad and disloyal men of the same. And that the same Wardens may call 
together all the men of the said trades honourably and peaceably, when need shall be, 
as well for the good rule and governance of the said city, as of the trades aforesaid. 
And that the same Wardens, in performing their due o£Bce, may present from time to 
time all the defaults of the said bad and disloyal men to the Chamberlain at the 
Guildhall, for the time being; to the end that the same may there, according to the 
wise and prudent discretion of the governors of the said city, be corrected, punished, 
and duly redressed. And that all who are rebellious against the said Wardens, as to 
the survey and good rule of the same trades, may be punished, according to the general 
ordinance made as to rebellious persons in trades of the said city, as set forth in 
\_Letter'\ Book Q,fol. cxxxv. And that it may please you to command that this petition, 
by your sagenesses granted, may be entered of record for time to come ; for the love of 
Grod, and as a work of charity." 

(Latin.) 

Which petition having been read before the said Mayor and Aldermen, and fully 
understood, for the reason especially that it concerned the common weal and profit, 
that transgressors of the Ordinance aforesaid should be severely punished, as before 
stated ; it was unanimously granted by them that the Ordinance should thereafter be 
faithfully observed, and that transgressors should be punished in manner as above stated. 

Letter Book I,fol. xxv. Riley, ^. 557. 

It will be observed that this was a Joint-Brotherhood, and that the Craft 
of Limners \j. e. Illuminators^ is mentioned before the Craft of the Writers of 
Text-letter. 

The connection of this Joint-Brotherhood of 1403 with that of the Station- 
ers in 1501 may be fairly assumed ; but it has yet to be demonstrated. And 

I. xxiii 



I NT BOB UCTION. 




it is to be hoped that the futiire historian of the Company will be able to 
do this ; now that the enquiry has been limited to about a century of time. 

So the Craft of the Stationers were first a voluntary and informal 
Brotherhood; next on the 4th May 1556, they became a royally Incoi'porated 
Fellowship ; and finally, on the 1st February 1560, they were created by the 
Lord Mayor one of the liveried Companies of the City, then about forty in 
number. 

VI. 

HE Craft had their Hall in Milk Street. On the 26 May 1611, 
a ' Committee was appointed to Contract for the sale of the Lease 
of the Hall in Milk Street ' : but it would appear that no sale 
was effected. Mr J. Nichols writing in 1812 states 

The Company still possess two houses in Wood Street and three iu 
Friers Alley and Clements Court in Milk Street, built, after the Fire of 
London, on the site of their original Hall. — Lit. Anec, 18tk Cent., iii. 545, 
Ud. 1812. 

The most important act of the Brotherhood, however, was the 
purchase by voluntary subscription of their second Hall in Saint Paul's 
Churchyard in 1554. 

This second Hall was previously known as Peter's College, and was 
originally a College for Chantry Priests belonging to St Paul's. It was 
situated on the South-West side of the Churchyard, and in Castle Baynard's 
Ward. 

Stow's account of this Hall with its neighbouring buildings is as 
follows — 

' On the North West side of this Churchyards, is the Bishoppes Palace, a large thinge 
for receipte, wherein diuers Kinges have bene lodged, and greate housholde hath bene 
kepte, as appeareth by the greate Hall, which of late yeares since the rebatement of 
Bishoppes liuinges, hath not beene furnished with housholde meynie and guestes, as was 
meant by the builders thereof, and was of olde time vsed. 

The Deanes lodging on the other side, directly agaynst [opposite to] the Pallace, 
is a faire olde House, and also diuers large houses, are on the same side builded. whiehe 
yet remaine, and of olde time were the Lodgings of Prebendaries and Eesidenciars, 
whiehe kept great housholdes, and liberall hospitalitie, but now either decayed, or 
otherwise conuerted. 

Then is the Stacioners Hall on the same side, lately builded for them. — Survey of 
London, p. 303, Ed. 1598. 

To which clause Stow in his next edition, 1603, added, — 

In place of Peter College, where in the yeare, one thousande fine hundred fortie and 
nine, the fourth of January, sixe men w ere slaine by the fall of earth vpon them, 
digging for a Well. p. 373. 

William Seres in 1549 printed at Peter College, before he moved to the 
sign of T/ie Iledr/ehoff close by : and possibly Stowe got this tradition 
through his family. Without doubt Seres was largely instmmental in this 
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INTROD UCTION. 



purchase of the College. He seems by his gifts to the Company recorded at 
pp. 86 and 139, to have been a practical and generous man. 

Mr Nichols also states 

This building stood at the South-west corner of the Churchyard. It was afterwards 
converted into the Feathers Tavern ; and covered the spot now (1812) occupied by the 
garden of the Deanery, and the small court in which after the Fire of London, four 
houses were erected by Dean Sancroft for the use of the Minor Canons. — Lit. Anec, 
Sfc. iii. 554-5, Ed. 1812. 

We have also at p. 425 of the Text the cost of paving the 98 yards 'of 
the longe cawsey betwene Powles churche Dore and the stacioners hall,' i. e. 
from the great South door of old St Paul's ; vrhich is such a prominent 
object in Ralph Aggas's Map of London in Elizabeth's reign. It is of 
course exclusively to this Second Hall that all the bills of repairs in this First 
Register relate. 

This Hall vi^as situated in the parish of Saint Faith [martyred October 
282 A.D.] ; the Church of which was under Saint Paul's, and is thus 
described by Newcourt : 

The Parish-Church dedicated to this Saint (heretofore called Ecclesia Santte Fidei 
in Cr)iptis, ' in the Crowds ' according to the vulgar expression) was at the "West- End 
of y^esus Cbappel, under the Choir of the Cathedral-Church of S. Paul, which serv'd 
as a Parish-Church for the Stationers, and others dwelling in S. Paul's Church-Yard, 
Pater-noster-Row, and the Places near adjoyning. — Eepertorium, Sfc., 349, Ed. 1708. 

(3) The Third Hall was close by Lud Gate and the City wall. It 
previously bore the name of Pembroke's Inn, and afterwards of Aberga- 
venny House. It is described by Stow's continuator, A[nthony] M[unday], as 
' in Warwick lane, at the end of Pater Noster Rowe ' : and doubtless occupied 
the site of the existing Hall in the parish of Saint Martin's, Ludgate. It 
was situated in the Farrindon Ward Within, and therefore to the West of 
Ave Maria Lane. The dividing boundary line of the two Wards — Castle 
Baynard's and Farrindon Within — ran Northward up Ave Maria Lane ; and 
as far as The Golden Lion, which was some twelve houses in Paternoster Row 
from that Lane. 

We may as well give here Stow's account of this Third Hall and its 
surrounding district. 

Without the North gate of Powles church, from the ende of the olde Exchange, 
West vppe Pater Noster Eowe, by the two lanes out of Pauls church, the first out of 
the crosse I[s]l[e] of Pauls, the other out of the body of the church, about the middest 
thereof, and so West to the golden Lyon [in Paternoster Eow], be all of this Warde 
\i. e. Farringdon Within] as is aforesaid. 

The houses in this streete, from the first North gate of Pauls churchyard, vnto the 
next gate, was first builded without the wall of the churchyard, by Henry Walles 
Mayor, in the yeare 1282. The rentes of those houses go to the maintenance of 
London bridge. This streete is now called Pater Noster Howe, because of Stacioners or 
Text writers that dwelled there, who wrote and solde all sorts of bookes, then in vse, 
namely, A. B. C. or Ahsies with the Pater Noster, Aue, Creede, Graces, ^c. 

A Transcript ^c. d I. xxt 



INTRODUCTION. 



There dwelled also turners of Beades, and they were called Pater Noster makers ; 
as I read in a Record of one Robert Nikke Pater Noster maker, and Citizen, in the 
raign of Henry the fourth, and so of other. 

At the end of this Pater Noster Bowe, is Aue Mary Lane, so called upon the like 
occasion of text writers, and Beade makers, then dwelling there. 

And at the ende of that Lane is likewise Oreede lane, late so called (but sometime 
Spurrier Howe of Spurriers [i. e. makers of spurs'^ dwelling there) and Amen Lane is 
added therevnto, betwixt the south end of Warwicke lane, and the north end of 
Aue Mary lane. 

At the north end oi Aue Mary lane, is one great house builded of stone and timber, 
of old time pertaining to Iohn Duke of Britaine, Earle of Richmond, as appeareth by 
the Records of Edward the second. Since that it is called Pemhrookes Inne, nere vnto 
Ludgate, as belonging to the Erles of Pembroke in the times of Richard the 2. the 18 
yeare : and of Henry the 6. in the 14. yeare. It is now called Burgaueny house, and 
belonged to Henry, late Lord of Burgaueny. pp. 273-4. 

To which A[nthony] M[unday], Stow's continuator, added in the 1618 
edition : 

But the "Worshipfull Companie of Stationers haue (since then) purchased it [in 
1611], and made it the Hall for the meeting of their Societie, conuerting the Stone- 
worke into a new faire Frame of Timber, and applying it to such seruiceable vse, as 
themselues haue thought conuenient. p. 649. 

On the 26th May 1611, there was a 'Committee appointed to be 
overseers for the Companye and directers of the buyldinge alteracons and 
reparacons of Bergavenny House.' 



VII. 

— *" HE origin and occasion of the Company of Stationers has been 
much misunderstood. It has been usually thought that King 
Philip and Queen Mary grouped the hitherto scattered 
Printers and Stationers into one Company and in London, 
in order to exercise a more effectual control over all English 
J. ^^^ printed books: whereas it was the printing and publishing 
trade which had been long organized as a City Craft that 
sought the royal incorporation and the civic livery for its 
own greater honour and importance. 

Certainly the incorporation was a mere matter of money, and did not 
involve any special royal favour ; like that, for instance, which singled out 
John Cawood for the Royal Printer, not only for English books in the stead 
of Richard Grafton, but also for works in Latin, Greek, and other foreign 
languages, the printing of which had been given by Edward VI to Reginald 
Wolf. So that Christopher Barker wrote truly in December 1582, when at 
p. 114 he says, 'the Company joroc«re</ a Charter for the establishing of a 
corporation.' 

I. xzvi 




INTRODUCTION. 



In its capacity as a civic guild, the Company were in the first instance 
and most directly amenable to the Lord Mayor and the Court of Aldermen. 
It does not seem that the Romanist hierarchy took any notice of it 
at all during its thirty months' existence under Queen Mary. They had 
already a rough and sharp method of dealing with obnoxious writers and 
their books. Licensing books before publication was a mere Protestant 
amenity of government : whereas the Papists were hard at work with their 
torture and their faggot stamping out as they thought ' the Protestant 
heresy.' So that while they murdered author book and reader together, 
a Company to exercise a milder control over the general literature of the 
country was not needed. Their own books were printed chiefly by Robert 
CaI;EY — whose name, strangely enough, does not appear in the Charter — and 
almost all other English books were forbidden, and when found burnt with 
the readers thereof. 

The most authentic account of the occasion of the Company that we have 
yet met with, was given by Christopher Barker and Francis Coldock in May 
1583, under circumstances that would seem to forbid mistake on the point. 
Writing to Edmund Grindal, Bishop of London — who at the time of the 
creation of this Company was an exile on the Continent, and who therefore 
personally probably knew nothing on the subject — on behalf of ' the 
Ancients of the Stationers,' several of whom, such as Richard Tottle, John 
Day, Thomas Marsh, Richard Greene, Thomas Purfoot, and John Alday or Aldee, 
occur among the Founders in the Charter, and who would therefore certainly 
know the occasion of it : the two Wardens state, ' Moreouer the printers and 
Stacioners of the same [i. e. of Londoti] obteined a ch[art]re for a Corporacon 
by reason of the disorders in pryntinge did soe greallie encrease to the ende we 
might restrayne manye evilles whiche would heme happened in the saide profes- 
sion! That by ' disorders ' the writers chiefly intended trade control and 
copyright arrangements, and not the religious or political power of books ; 
is clear from the next sentences. ' By vertue of which corporacon we haue 
verye good and charitable ordynaunces, alsoe verie prouident to avoide the 
disordered behauior of prynters and suche troubles that mighte growe by 
printinge. Notwithstandinge all which yet is yt an endles toile to with- 
stande the lewde attemptes of manie of our profession beinge even within 
our citie and at our elbowes and daielie looked vnto.' Seejo. 247. 



VIIL 

E now therefore come to the Charter itself and its Confirmation : 
and here give their expanded but verbatim text with an 
English translation ; from the inroUraents in the Public Record 
Office. The original Charter in the possession of the Company 
was burnt in the Fire of London. 

I. xxvii 




INTRODUCTION. 



■ Eex et Regina omnibus ad quos etc. salutera. 
Sciatis quod nos cousiderantes et manifeste percipi- 
entes quod nonuulli sediciosi et haeretici libri rythmi 
et tractatus indies sunt editi, excussi et inipressi 
per diversas scandalosivs nialiciosas scismaticas et 
liaBreticas persouas, non solum moveutes subditos 
et ligeos nostros ad sediciones et iuobediencias contra 
nos coronam et dignitatem nostras, verum etiam ad 
maximas et detestabiles hsereses contra Mem ac 
sanam C^tliolicara doctrinam sanctse Matris Bcclesiis 
renovandas et movendas, et remedium congruura in 
hac parte providere volentes, de gratia nostra special! 
ac ex certa sciencia et mero motu nostris volumus 
damns et concedimus pro nobis ha'redibus et succes- 
soribas nostris prwfat<e Regiufe, dilectis et fidelibus 
ligeis nostris Thomse Dockwraye, Johanni Cawood, 
Henrico Coke, Willelmo Bonham, Ricardo Waye, 
Simoni Coston, Beginaldo Wolf, Jacobo Hollyland, 
Stephano Kevall, Johanni Turke, Nicholao Taverner, 
Michaeli Vbley,* Johanni Jakes, Willelmo Byddall, 
Johanni Judson, Johanni Walley, Thomse Duxwell, 
Authonio Smyth, Willelmo Powell, Eicardo Jugge, 
Willelmo Serryes, Roberto Holder, Thomse Purfot, 
Johanni Rogers, Willelmo Steward, Ricardo Patchet, 
Kicholao Borman, Rogero Ireland, Ricardo Crosse, 
Thomse Powell, Anthonio Crofte, Eicardo Hyll, 
Aleno Gamlyn, Henrico Norton, Ricardo Lant, 
Henrico Suttell, Andreas Hertes,t Thomse Devell, 
Johanni Case, Willelmo Hyll, Ricardo Richardson, 
Egidio Huke, Johanni Kynge, Johanni Fairebarne, 
Johanni Hyll, Petro Frenche, Ricardo Harryson, 
Humfrido Powell, Johanni Clerke, Willelmo Copland, 
Willelmo Marten, Edwardo Sutton, Thomse Parker, 
Johanni Bonham, Johanni Goughe, Johanni Daye, 
Johanni Whitney, Simoni Spylman, HTillelmo Bald- 
dwyn, Willelmo Coke, Johanni Kevall, Roberto 
Broke, Thomse Sawyer, Carolo Walley, Thomse 
Patenson, Thomse Mershe, Ricardo Tottell, Ranulpho 
Tyer, Johanni Burtofte, Willelmo Griffith, Edwardo 
Broune, Nicholao Cliston, Eicardo Harvy, Jacobo 
Gunwell, Edwardo Cator, Johanni Kele, Thomse 
/ Bylton, Thomse Mascall, Willelmo Norton, Willelmo 
Pykeryng, Ricardo Baldwyn, Ricardo Grene, Thomse 
Beyden, Roberto Badborne, Johanni Alday, Roberta 
Blyth, Gregorio Brodehead, Hugoni Cotisfnrth, 
Ricardo Wallys, Thomse Gee, Ricardo Kevell, 
juniori, Johanni Shereman, Thomse Skeroll, Oweno 
ap Roger, Johanni Tysdale, Adamo Croke et Jo- 
hanni Fox, lilieris liominil)us mi.sterse sive artis 
Staciouarii Civitatis nostrse Londonii et suburbiorura 
ejusdem, quod ipsi de csetero sint in re facto et nomine 
uuum corpus de se imperpetuum, et una communitas 
perpetua corporata de uno niagistro et duobus 
custodibus sive gardianis in comnmnitate ejusdem 
inisteriB sive artis stacionarii civitatis praedictae, et 
quod habeant successionem perpetuam. 

Et ulterius nos de gratia nostra speciali ac ex certa 
sciencia et mero motu nostris per prsesentes ordiua- 
mus, creanuis, eriginuis, facimus et constituimus 
prajdictum Thomam Dockwray, Magistnim ejusdem 
Misteras sive artis Staciouarii Civitatis pra^dictae 
durante uno anno proxime sequent!, et prsedictos 
Johannem Cawood et Henricum Cooke, custodes sive 
gardianos ejusdem mistera; sive artis Staciouarii 
civitatis pra-dicfce pro uno anno proxime sequenti, et 
prajdictos Willelmnm Bonham, Eicardum Waye, 
Simonem Coston, Reginaldam Wolf, Jacobum 



Loble; in Confirmation. 



The king and queen to all to whom etc. greeting. 
Know ye that we, considering and manifestly per- 
ceiving that ceitain seditious and lieretical books 
rhymes and treatises are daily published and 
prmted by divers scandalous malicious schisniatical 
and heretical persons, not only moving our subjects 
and lieges to sedition and disobedience against us, 
our crown and dignity, but also to renew and move 
very great and detestable heresies against the faith 
and sound catholic doctrine of Holy Mother Church, 
and wishing to provide a suitable remedy in this 
behalf, of our special grace and from our certain 
knowledge and mere motion we will, give and grant 
for ourselves, the heirs and successors of us the 
foresaid Queen, to our beloved and faithful lieges 
Thomas Dockwraye, John Cawood, Henry Coke, 
William Bonham, Richard Waye, Simon Coston, 
Reginald Wolf, James Hollyland, Stephen Kevall, 
John Turke, Nicholas Taverner, Michael Lobley, 
John Jakes, William Ryddall, John Judson, John 
Walley, Thomas Duxwell, Anthony Smyth, William 
Powell, Richard Jugge, William Serryes, Robert ' 
Holder, Thomas Purfot, John Rogers, William 
Steward, Richard Patchet, Nicholas Borman, 
Roger Ireland, Richard Crosse, Thomas Powell, 
Anthony Crofte, Richard Hyll, Alan Gamlyn, 
Henry Norton, Richard Lant, Henry Suttell, 
Andrew Hertea, Thomas Devell, John Case, William 
Hyll, Richard Richardson, Giles Huke, John 
Kynge, John Fairebarne, John Hyll, Peter Frenche, 
Richard Harryson, Humphrey Powell, John Clerke, 
William Copland, William Marten, Edward Sutton, 
Thomas Parker, John Bonham, John Goughe, John 
Daye, John Whitney, Simon Spylman, William 
Baldwyn, William Coke, John Kevall, Robert 
Broke, Thomas Sawyer, Charles Walley, Thomas 
Patenson, Thomas Mershe, Richard Tottell, Ralph 
Tyer, John Burtofte, William Griffith, Edwarde 
Broune, Nicholas Cliston, Richard Harvy, James 
Gunwell, Edward Cator, John Kele, Thomas 
Bylton, Thomas Mascall, William Norton, William 
Pykeryng, Richard Baldwyn, Richard Grene, Thomas 
Beyden, Robert Badborne, John Alday, Robert 
Blyth, Gregory Brodehead, Hugh Cotisfurth, 
Richard Wallys, Thomas Gee, Richard Kevell the 
younger, John Shereman, Thomas Skeroll, Owen ap 
Roger, John Tysdale, Adam Croke, and John Fox, 
free men of the mistery or art of Stationery of our 
City of London, and the suburbs of the same, that 
they from hence forth may be in fact, deed and 
name one body by themselves for ever, and one 
perpetual community incorporated of one Master and 
two Keepers or Wardens in the community of the 
same Mistery or Art of Stationery of the foresaid 
City, and that they may have perpetual succession. 

And further we of our special grace and from our 
certain knowledge and mere motion, by these pre- 
sents ordain, create, erect, make and appoint the 
foresaid Thomas Dockwray Master of the same 
Mistery or Art of Stationery of the foresaid City 
during one year next following, and the foresaid 
John Cawood and Henry Cooke, Keepers or Wardens 
of the same mistery or art of Stationery of the fore- 
said city for one year next following ; and the 
foresaid William Bonham, Richard Waye, Simon 
Coston, Reginald Wolf, James Hollyland, Stephen 

t Ke»t«r in Confirmation. 



I. xxviii 



INTRODUCTION. 



Hollyland, Stephannm Kevall, Johannem Turke, 
Nicholaum Taverner, Michaelem Lobley, Johannem 
Jaques, Willelmum Kyddall, Johannem Judson, 
Johannem Walley, Thomam Duxwell, Anthonium 
Smyth, Willelmum Powell, Ricardnm Jug-ge, 
Willelmum Seres, Robertum Holder, Thomam Por- 
futt, Johannem Rogers, Willelmum Steward, Eicard- 
um Patchett, Nicholaum Borraau, Rogerum Ireland, 
Ricardum Crosse, Thomam Powell, Anthonium Crofts, 
Eicardum Hyll, Alenum Gamlyn, Henricum Norton, 
Ricardum Lant, Henricum Suttell, Andream Hastev, 
Thomam Devell, Johannem Case, Willelmum Hyll, 
Ricardum Richardson, Egidium Hako, Johannem 
Kynge, Johannem Fayerbarne, Johannem Hyll, 
Petrum Frenche, Ricardum Harrysou, Humfridum 
Powell, Johannem Clerke, Willelmum Copland, 
Willelmum Marten, Edwardum Sutton, Thomam 
Parker, Johannem Bonham, Johannem Gough, 
Johannem Daye, Johannem Whitney, Simonem 
Spilman, Willelmum Baldwyn, et Willelmum Coke, 
Johannem Kevall, Robertum Broke, Thomam Sawyer, 
Carolum Walley, Thomam Patenson, Thomam 
Uarshe, Ricardum Tottell, Ranulphum Tyer, 
Johannem Burtofta, Willelmum Griffith, Edwardum 
Broune, Nicholaum Clyston, Ricardum Harvy, 
Jacobam Oonwell, Edwardum Cator, Johannem Kele, 
Thomam Bylton, Thomam Haskall, Willelmum 
Norton, Willelmum Pykeryng, Ricardum Baldwyn, 
Ricardum Greue, Thomam Boyden, Robertum Rd- 
borne,* Johannem Alday, Robertum Blyth, Gregori- 
um Brodehead, Hugonem Cotisfourth, Ricardum 
Malley3,t Thomam Gee, Ricardum Kevell, Johannem 
Shereman, Thomam SkeroU, Oweuum ap Roger, 
Johannem Tysdale, Adamum Broke, et Johannem 
Foxe, comiimiutatein ejusdein luistera; sive artis 
Stacionarii civitatis prwdictie facimus creamus et 
coustituiiiius per prssentes. 

Et ulterius ordiiiainus, creamus, erigimus, faci- 
mus et constituimus per prsesentes prsedlctos 
masjistrum custodes et cominuuitatem in re et 
nomiue ummi corpiLS de se imperpetuum, et 
unam comniuuitatem imperpetuum corporatara de 
uno Magistro et duobus custodibus sive gardianis 
et communitate ejusdem misteraj sive artis Staci- 
onarii civitatis Londonii prajdictie, ac ipsos ma- 
gistrum, custodes sive gardiauos et coramunitatem 
iucorporanius et corpus corporatum per nomen 
" Magistri et custoduni sive gardianorum et com- 
munitatis misterse sive artis Stacionarii civitatis 
Londonii" imperpetuum duraturarn realiter et ad 
plenum volumus, concedinms, creamus, erigimus, 
ordinamus, facimus, declaranius et constituimus per 
prsesentes. Et quod iidem magistri, custodes sive 
gardiani et communitas de csetero habeant suc- 
cessionem perpetuara, et quod ipsi magister et 
custodes sive gardiani et communitas et successores 
sui imperpetuum nuncupentm- appellentur et vocentur 
per nomen •' Magistri et custodum sive gardianorum 
et communitatis misterse sive artis Stacionarii civi- 
tatis Londonii," et per nomen illud placitare et 
implacitare, ac respondere et responden valeant et 
possent in omnibus et singulis materiis, sectis et 
querelis, accionibus, demaudis et causis coram quibus- 
cunque judicibus et justiciariis, et in quibuscunque 
curiis et locis ; et liabeant sigillura commune pro 
rebus et negotiis suis deserviturum et agendum, et 
pro sigillacione omnium et singulorum factorum et 

• Should be Kadbome. 



Kevall, John Turke, Nicholas Taverner, Michael 
Lobley, John Jaques, William Eyddall, John 
Judjon, John Walley, Thomas Duxwell, Anthony 
Smyth, William Powell, Richard Jugge, William 
Seres, Robert Holder, Thomas Porfutt, John 
Rogers, William Steward, Richard Patchett, 
Nicholas Borman, Roger Ireland, Richard Crosse, 
Thomas Powell, Anthony Crofte, Richard Hyll, 
Alan Gamlya, Henry Norton, Richard Lant, Henry 
Suttell, Andrew Hestar. Thomas Devell, John Case, 
William Hyll, Richard Richardson, Giles Huke, 
John Ky;ije, John fayerbarne, John Hyll, Peter 
Freuohe. Richird Harryson, Humphrey Powell, 
John Clerke, William Copland, William Marten, 
Edward Sutton, Thomas Parker, John Bonham, 
John Gough, John Daye, John Whitney, Simon 
Spilman, William Baldwyn, and William Coke, John 
Kovall, Robert Broke, Thomas Sawyer, Charles 
Walley, Thomas Patenson, Thomas Marshe, Richard 
Tottall, Ralph Tyer, John Burtofte, William 
Griffith, Edward Broune, Nicholas Clyston. Richard 
Harvy, James Gonwell, Edward Cator, John^Kele, 
Thomas Bylton, Thomas Maskall, William Norton, 
William Pykeryng. Richard Baldwyn, Richard 
Grene, Thomas Boyden, Robert Radborne, John 
Alday, Robert Blyth, Gregory Brodehead, Hugh 
Cotisfourth, Richard Walleys, Thomas Gee, Richard 
Kevell, John Shereman, Thomas SkeroU, Owen ap 
Roger, John Tysdale, Adam Broke and John Foxe, 
we make, create, and ai)i)oint by these presents the 
community of the same luisteiy or art of Stationery 
of the foresaid City. 



And further we ordain, create, erect, make, 
and appoint by these jiresents the foresaid 
Master Wardens and community in deed and in 
name one body by themselves for ever, and one 
community for ever incorporated of one Master 
and two Keepers or Wardens and the community of 
tlie same mistery or art of Stationery of the foresaid 
city of London, and we incorporate the Master, 
Keepers or Wardens and commimity, and we will 
grant, create, erect, ordain, make, declare and 
appoint them by these presents to be a corporate 
body by the name of " The Master and Keepers or 
Wardens and Community of the mistery or art 
of Stationery of the City of London," for ever to 
endure really and in full ; and that the same 
Masters, Keepers or Wardens and community may 
have for the future peipetual succession ; and that 
the Master and Keepers or Wardens and community 
and their successors shall be for ever entitled, named, 
and called bj the name of "The Masters and 
Keepers or \\ ardens and Community of tlie Mistery 
or Art of Stationery of the City of London " and by 
that name shall have power to plead and be im- 
pleaded and answer and be answered in all and 
several matters, suits and complaints, actions, 
demands and causes before any judges and justices, 
and in any courts and places ; and they sliall have 
a common seal to serve and make use of for 
their matters and business, and for the sealing 
of all and several their deeds and writings in 



t Wallyi in Confirmation EoU. 



I. zziz 



INTRODUCTION. 



scriptorum suorura res et negocia sua quovismodo 
tan^entium sive concernentium ; et ipsi magistri et 
custodes sive gardiaui et commuuitas et successores 
sui de tempore in tempus facere possint et ordinare 
et stabilire pro bono et sano regimine et gubernatione 
liberornm hominum artis sive misterse prsediotse ac 
communitatis prsedictas ordinacioues, provisioues et 
statuta, quociens eis videbitur fore opportunum et 
idoueuin, durnniodo ordinacioues provisiones et sta- 
tuta ilia nou sint in aliquo repugnancia seu contraria 
legibus aut statutis hujus regni nostri Angliie, aut 
in prrejudiciuni reipublicse ejusdem regni nostri ; et 
quod ipsi et successores sui iniperpetuuni congrega- 
ciones de seipsis licitas et honestas ad statuta et 
ordinacioues nujusuiodi et alias res pro utiUtate 
ejusdem misteroe sive artis ac commimitatis ejusdem 
ac pro aliis Ileitis causis in forma prpedieta tociens 
quociens eis placuerit, facere valeant et possint licite 
et im])une absque niolestacione vel iuquietaeione 
nostri vel haerednm seu successorum nosti'ae praefatse 
Reginre, vel alicujus alius ; ac quod prsedicti 
magistri et custodes sive gardiani ac commuuitas 
dictae misterse sive artis Stacionarii civitatis praedicfce 
et successores sui, aut major pars eorum licite et in 
loco convenieuti congregati aunuatim imperpetuum 
vel soepius seu rarius talibus temporibus et locis infra 
civitatem prredicfcim quibus ipsis placuerit, de seipsis 
eligere possint et facere unum magistrum et duos 
custodes sive gardiauos ejusdem misterse sive artis 
Stacionarii civitatis prsedictse ad regeudum gubern- 
andum et supervidendum misteram et comniunitatem 
pr;edictain, et ouines homines ejusdem misterse, et 
negocia eorundem, et anteriorem magistrum et 
anteriorem custodera • sive gardiauos suos amovere 
et extra officia ilia exponere, prout eis melius vide- 
bitur ; et quod si et quociens contigerit in aliqua 
elecoiouo quod magister et custodes sive gardiani et 
commuuitas prsedicta sint sequales in una voce, una 
pars contra aliam, in tali eleccione quod tunc et 
tocieus magister misterse pnedictse, si aliquis magister 
tunc f uerit, vel senior custos sive gardianus misterse 
illius, si aliquis magister misteraj illius tunc non 
fuerit, habeat duas voces in talibus eleccionibus ; et 
quod magister et custodes sive gardiani et com- 
muuitas misterEe prajdictie et successores sui pro 
tempore existentes imperpetimm sint persouse habiles 
et capaces in lege tam ad dandum, concefleudum et 
dimittendum terras et tenementa, bona et catalla 
sua, quam ad per(iuireudum,possideudum, capiendum 
et reoi|jiendum sibi et successoribus suis terras, 
tenemeuta, possessiones, bona, catalla, et hseredita- 
menta, habenda, gaudenda et possidenda sibi et 
successoribus suis imperpetuum, statute de terris et 
teuementis ad mauum mortuam non ponendis edito, 
aut aliquo statute, actu vel ordiuacione in contrarium 
facto vel facieudo, non obstante, ita quod dicta 
terrse, tenementa et hsereditamenta sic per eos 
perquireuda et recipieuda, sint infra dictam civitatem 
nostrara Londonii, vel suburbia aut libertates ejus- 
dem civitatis, et ita quod annuura valorem viginti 
librarnm legalLs monetse Auglise non excedant uUo 
modo. 



Praoterea volumus concedinnis ordinamus et 
foustituimus pro nobis et successoribus nostrse 
praefatae Hegina; quod nulla persona infra hoc reg- 
uuni nostrum Anglian yel doiuinia ejusdem practizabit 



any wise touching or concerning their affairs 
and business ; autl the Masters and Keepers or 
Wardens and community and their successors 
from time to time may make and ordain and 
estabhsh, for the good and sound nUe and go- 
vernment of the free men of the art or mistery 
aforesaid and of the foresaid community, ordinances, 
provisions and statutes whenever it shall seem to 
them to be opportune and fit, so as those ordinances, 
provisions and statutes are not in any way repug- 
nant or contrary to the laws or statutes of this our 
kingdom of England, or to the prejudice of the 
common wealth of the same, our kuigdom ; and 
that they and their successors for ever shall have 
power to form lawful and honourable assemblies 
of themselves for statutes and ordinances of this 
kind and other things for the good of this mistery 
or art and of the same] comumnity, and for other 
lawful causes, in the foresaid form, whenever it 
shall please them, freely and ivith impunity, 
without molestation or disturbance of us or the 
heirs or successors of us the foresaid Queen, 
or of any other ; and that the foresaid Master 
and Keepers or Wardens and Community of the 
said mistery or art of Stationery of the foresaid 
city and their successors or the greater part of 
them assembled lawfully and in a fitting place 
yearly for ever, or oftener or more seldom, at such 
times and places within the foresaid city as they 
shall please, may elect and make of themselves one 
Master and two Keepers or Wardens of the same 
mistery or art of Stationery of the foresaid City to 
rule, govern, and oversee tne mistery and com- 
munity aforesaid and all the men of the same 
mistery and the business of the same, and to 
remove and put out of their oftices their former 
Master and their former Keepers or Wardens as it 
seems best to them ; and that if and whenever it 
shall happen in any election that the Master and 
Keepers or Wardens and community aforesaid are 
equal in one vote one part against another, in such 
election that then and so often the Master of the 
foresaid mistery, if there is any Master at that time, 
or the elder Keeper or Warden of that misteiy if 
there is no master of that mistery at that time, 
shall have two votes in such elections ; and that 
the Masters and Keepers or Wardens and the 
community of the foresaid mistery and their suc- 
cessors for the time being for ever shall be persons, 
able and cajjable in law to give, grant, and let their 
lauds and tenements, goods and chattels, and to 
acquire, possess, take and receive for themselves and 
their successors lands, tenements, possessions, goods, 
chattels and hereditaments to nave, enjoy, and 
possess for theuiselves and their successors for ever, 
notwithstaudiug the statute passed concemmg lands 
and tenements not to be put in mortmain, or any 
statute, act or ordinance made, or to be made to the 
contrary, so that the said lands, tenements and 
hereditaments thiis by them acquired and received 
are within our said city of London or the suburbs or 
liberties of the same city, and so that they do not 
exceed in any wise the yearly value of twenty pounds 
of lawful money of England. 

Besides we will, giant, ordain, and appoint 
for ourselves and the successors of us the fore- 
said Queen that no person within this our realm 
of England or the dominions of the same shall 



I. XXX 



« Anttcatora cxutodet iu Confirmation. 



INTRODUCTION. 



vel exercet per se vel per rainistros suos, servientes 
suos, seu per aliquam aliam personam, arteiii sive 
inisteram iinprimendi vel excudendi aliciueiu librum 
vel aliquam rem vendeudum seu barganizaiiduiii infra 
hoc regnuni nostrum Anglife vel dominia eju.sdem, 
nisi eadem persona tempore impressiouis sive excussi- 
ouis sua) prsedicta; sit vel erit una de commuuitate 
priedicta misteric sive artis ^tacionarii civitatis 
praedicta;, vel inde habcat licenciam uostram vel 
najredum seu successorum nostra; piapfatiE Regiiire 
per literas pateutes nostras vel ha'redum seu suc- 
cessorum uostrae piwfata; ReKiiise. 

Insuper volumus, concedimus, ordinanius et con- 
stituimus pro nobLj haeredibus et successoribus nosti :c 
praifatae Regina* prsefatis magistro custodibus sive 
gardianis et communitati misterae sive artis Sta- 
cionarii civitatis Londonii prajdictae et successoribus 
suis impeipetuum, quod bene licebit magistro et 
custodibus sive gardianis praedictis et successoribus 
suis pro tempore existeutibus tani scrutinium facers 
(luocienscunque eis libuerit in ali(iuo loco, sliopa, 
domo, camera, vel sdificio alicujus escussoris, ini- 
pressoris, ligatoris seu venditoiis librorum quorum- 
cunque infra regnum nostrum Anglia- vel dominia 
ejusdem de vel pro aliquibus libris vel rebus impressis 
et excussis sive imprimendis vel excudeudis, quam 
seisire, cai)ere, habere, comburere vel in usus proprios 
comnnmitatis prirdictse couvertere onmes et singulos 
illos libros et illas res qui vel quie smit vel erunt 
impress! sive excussi contra formam alicujus statuti, 
actus, vel proclamacionis facti vel fieudi, ac quod si 
aliqua persona practisabit seu exercet artem sive 
misteram pnrdictam, contra formam pra'dictam, 
aut disturbabit, negabit vel impediet prsdictos 
magistrum et custodes sive gardianos pro tem- 
pore existentes, vel coram aliquem pro tempore 
existentem, ad praedictum scratinium faciendum vel 
ad seisiendmn, capiendum aut comburendum pra;- 
dictos libros aut res aut eorum sen earam aliquem 
sive aliquam contra formam alicujus statuti, actus 
vel proclamacionis impressiouis sive excussionis vel 
imprinieudi sive excudendi,* quod tunc praedicti 
magister et custodes sive gardiani pro tempore 
existentes imprisonabunt vel imprisonabit seu ad 
gaolam comnntteut vel committet quamlibet talem 
personam sic practisantem vel exercentem artem 
sive misteram praedictam contra formam praedictam, 
aut sic ut priofeitur disturbantem negantem vel im- 
pedientem, ibidem pennausuram sine manucaptione 
per spacium triuni mensium ; ac quod eadem persona 
sic practisans vel exercens arteHi sive nusteram 
praedictam contra formam priEclictam aut sic, ut 
praefertur, disturbans, negans, vel impediens, foris- 
faciet pro qualibet tali practizacione vel exercioue 
pricdicta contra formam praedictam, et pro qualibet 
tali disturbacione negacione vel impedimento centum 
solidos legalis monetae Augliae, dimidium inde nobis 
haeredibus et successoribus uostris pncfatae Regiuae 
et aliud dimidium inde pra>fatis magistro custocfibus 
sive gardianis, et communitati. 

Eo quod expressa mencio [de vero valore annuo 
aut de certitudine praeniissorum sive coram alicujus 
aut de aliis donis sive successionibust per nos vel 
per aliquem progenitorum nostrorum pra-fato magis- 
tro et custodibus sive gardianis et communitati ante 



practise or exercise by himself or by his minis- 
ters, his servants or by any other person the art 
or mistery of printing any book or any thing for 
sale or traffic within this our realm of England or 
the domuiions of the same, unless the same person 
at the time of his foresaid printing is or shall be one 
of the community of the foresaid mistery or art of 
Stationery of the foresaid City, or has therefore 
hcence of us, or the heirs or successors of us tlie 
foresaid Queen by the letters patent of us or the 
heirs or successors of us the foresaid Queen. 

Further we will, grant, ordain, and appoint for 
ourselves, the heirs and successors of us the fore- 
said Queen to the foresaid Master, Keepers or 
Wardens and community of the mistery or art of 
Stationery of the City of London aforesaid and their 
succes.sors for ever, that it shall be lawful for the 
Master and Keepers or Wardens aforesaid and their 
successors for the time being to make search 
whenever it shall jilcase them in any place, shop, 
house, chamber, or building of any printer, binder or 
bookseller whatever within our knigdom of Eng- 
land or the dominions of the .same of or for any 
books or things printed, or to be printed, and to 
seize, take, hold, burn, or turn to the proper use of 
the foresaid comnmnity, all and several those book.s 
and things which are or shall be printed contrary to 
the form of any statute, act, or proclamation, made 
or to be made ; and that if any per.sou shall practise 
or exercise the foiesaid art or mistery contrary to 
the foresaid form, or shall disturb, refuse, or hinder 
the foresaid Master or Keepers or Wardens for the 
time being or any one of theui for the time being, in 
making the foresaid search or in seizing, taking, or 
burning the foresaid books or things, or any of tliem 
printed or to be printed contrary to the fonn of any 
statute, act, or proclamation, that then the fore- 
said Master and Keepers or Wardens for the time 
being shall imprison or commit to jail any such 
person so practising or exercising the foi'esaid art or 
mistery contrary to the foresaid form, or as is stated 
above, disturbing, refusing or hindering, there to 
remain without bail for the space of three months ; 
and that the same person so practising or exercising 
the foresaid art or mistery contiaiy to the foresaid 
fonn, or so, as is above stated, disturbing, refusmg 
or hindering, shall forfeit for each such practising or 
exercising aforesaid against the form aforesaid and 
for each such disturbance, refusal or hindrance a 
hundred shillings of lawful money of England, one 
half thereof to us, the heirs and successors of us the 
foresaid Queen, and the other half thereof to the 
foresaid blaster, Keepers or Wardens and com- 
munity. 



Notwithstanding that express mention of the 
trae yearly value, or of the certainty of the pre- 
mises, or of any of them, or of other gifts or grants 
made by us or by anj of our progenitors to the fore- 
lUd Keepers or Wardens and com- 



said Master and Keepe 



hnpreu' sive excust' vel imprimmd' sive ezcwlend', in Confirmation. 



t Sic. An error for concetsionibus. 

I. xxzi 



INTR D UCT I N. 



hsoc tempora tactis in prsesentibus minime facta 
existit, aut aliquo statute, actu, ordinatione, provi- 
sione sive restrictione inde iu contrarium antehac 
facto, edito, ordinato, seu proviso, aut aliqua aliare, 
causa, vel materia quacumque iu aliquo uon ob- 
stante.] 

In cujus rei [testimonium has literas nostras 
fieri feciraus patentes]. 

Testibus Rege at Regina, apud Westmonasterium, 
quarto die Mali. 

Per breve de private sigillo etc. 



munity before tliese times, is not made in these 
presents, or any statute, act, ordinance, provision 
or restriction to the contrary hereof previously made, 
published, ordained or provided, or any other thing, 
cause, or matter whatever in any Tvise. 

In witness of which thmg we have caused to be 
made these our letters patent. 

Witnesses — the King and Queen at Westminster 
the fourth day of May. 

By writ of privy seal, etc. 

[Pat. 3 <t 4 Phil. 4- Mar., part 10. m. 4«.] 



Queen Elizabeth's Confirmation on the 10th November 1559 is in pre- 
cisely the same words with the exception of the following : — 



Regina etc. Inspeximus literas patentes domini 
Phillippi Regis et Dominae Mariie nuper Regin;c 
AngliiB praecharissimsD sororis nostra;, magi.stro cus- 
todibus sive gardianis et commimitati misterte sive 
artis Stacionarii civitatis nostra) Londonii nuper 
concessas, factas in ha!c verba : — 

" Philippus et Maria Dei gratia Rex et Regina 
Anglia) etc • • • • * Testibus nobis ipsis apud 
Westmonasterium quarto die Maii, annis regnorum 
nostrorum tertio et quarto." 

Nos autem literas praidictas ac omnia et singula in 
eisdem contenta, rata habentes et grata, ea pro 
nobis, hieredibus et succe.ssoribus nostris quantum 
in nobis est acceptamus et approbamus, ac dilectis 
nobis Beginaldo Wolfe nunc magi.stro mi.sterae sive 
artis Stacionarii pritdicti, et Uichaeli Lobley et 
Thomee Oaxwell custodibus sive gardianis ejusdem 
misterae et successoribus suis ratincainus et confir- 
mamus, prout caito et literse prsedictae rationabiliter 
in se testantur. 

In cujus rei etc. Teste Regina apud Westmonas- 
terium, decimo die Novembiis, anno regni nostri 
primo. 

Pro viglnti sex solidis et octo denariis solutis 
in hanaperio. 



The Queen, etc. We have inspected the letters 
patent of Lord Philip King, and Lady Mary, late 
Queen of England, bur dearest sister, lately granted 
to the Master, Keepers or Wardens and Community 
of the Mistery or Art of Stationery of om' City of 
London, made in these words : — 

" Philip and Mary by the grace of God King and 
Queen of England ..... Witnesses our- 
selves at Westminster the fourth day of May in 
the 3rd .and 4th years of our reigns." 

We therefore holding firm and agreeable the 
foresaid letters and all and several the contents 
of the same, for ourselves, our heirs and successors, 
as far as in us lies accept and approve of them, and 
ratify and confirm them to our beloved Seginald 
Wolfe now Master of the Mistery or Art of Sta- 
tionery aforesaid and to Michal Lobley and Thomas 
Suzwell, Keepers or Wardens of the same Mistery 
and their successors, as the foresaid charters and 
letters reasonably testify iu themselves. 

In witness of which thing etc. Witness the Queen 
at Westminster, the tenth day of November in the 
fir.st year of our reign. 

For twenty-six shillings and eight-pence paid 
into the hauaper. 



[Confirmation Roll, 1 EUz. part 4. m. 15.] 



IX. 




HE names and their order are identical in both Charters. As 
their sequence also roughly agrees with the contemporaneous 
Assessment of the Brotherhood in the spring of 1556, which 
is preserved at pp. 46-48 : it may fairly be assumed that the 
names stand in the Charters in some order of seniority. 

All the Brotherhood, however, were not named in the Charters. 
It is highly important that we should clearly and indubitably 
know who were included therein and who were not. Therefore 
we will first re-arrange in alphabetical order, all the Charter-men : prefixing 
their relative position among the ninety -seven enumerated therein ; inserting 
(1555) after those who occur in the earliest indubitable List in the Registers 
of the Brotherhood, and who were certainly members thereof about the 
spring of 1555, see pp. 48-49 ; and lastly, marking the dates of such freedoms 
of the Incorporated Fellowship as are recorded as granted iu the Text : — 
I. zzzii 



INTR BUCTION. 



85 Alday or Aldee John, 

Jan. 1555, p. 33. 

81 Baldwyn Richard (1555) 

59 Baldwyn William 

86 Blythe Robert (1555) 
54 Bonham John 

4 Bonham William 
27 BourmanNicholas(1555) 
83 Boyden Thomas 

87 Brodehead Gregory, 8 

October 1555,/!. 34. 
62 Broke Robert 

71 Browne Edward 

69 Burtoft John (1555) 
77 Bylton Thomas (1555) 

39 Case John 

75 Cater Edward (1555) 

2 Cawood John 

49 Clarke John 

72 Cleston Nicholas 

3 Cooke Henry 

60 Cooke William (1555) 

50 Copland William 

88 Cottesford Hugh, 8 Oc- 

tober 1555, p. 34. 
6 Coston Simon 

96 Croke Adam, 5 November 

1555, /). 34. 
29 Crosse Richard 
31 Crost Anthony 

56 Day John 
38 Devell Thomas 
1 Dockwray Thomas 
17 Duxwell Thomas 

44 Fayreberne John (1555) 

97 Fox John, 5 March 1555, 

p. 33. 
46 Frenche Peter (1555) 

33 Oamlyn or Gammon 
AUen 



90 Gee Thomas, 9 May 1555, 
p. 34. 

74 Gonneld James 

55 Gough John 

70 GrefFen or Griffith Wil- 
liam (1555) 

82 Grene Richard (1555) 

47 Harryson Richard 

73 Harvey Richard (1555) 

37 Hester Andrew 

45 Hyll John 

32 Hyll Richard 

40 Hyll William 

22 Holder Robert 

8 Holyland James 
42 Huke Giles 

28 Ireland Roger 



Jaques John 
Judson John 
Jugge Richard 



76 Kele John (1555) 
61 Kevall John 
91 Kevall, juuiur, Richard 
9 May 1555, /;. 34. 
9 Kevall Stephan 
43 Kyng John (1555) 

35 Lant Richard 
12 Loble Michael 

51 Marten William (1555) 
66 Marsh Thomas (1555) 

78 Maskall Thomas 

34 Norton Henry (1555) 

79 Norton William (1555) 

26 Paget Richard 
53 Parker Thomas 



65 Pattinson Thomas 
80 Pickering William 
48 Powell Humphrey 
30 Powell Thomas (1555) 
19 Powell William 

23 Purfoot Thomas 

84 Radborne Robert • 
41 Richardson Richard 
(1555) 

24 Rogers John 

94 Rogers Owen or Owen 

ap Roger, 8 October 
1555, p. 34. 
14 Ryddell William 

63 Sawyer Thomas 
21 Seres William 

92 Shoreman John (1555), 

8 October 1555,j». 34. 

93 Skerewe Thomas, 8 Oc- 

tober 1555, p. 34. 
18 Smjrth Anthony 
58 Spylman Simon (1555) 

25 Steward William (1555) 
52 Sutton Edward (1555) 
36 Sutton Henry (1555) 

11 Taverner Nicholas 

67 Tottle Richard 

10 Turke John (1555) 

68 Tyer Randolph (1555) 

95 Tysdale John, 8 October 

1555,^. 34. 

64 Walley Charles 
16 Walley John 

89 Wallys Richard (1555), 

9 May 1555, JB. 34. 
5 Way Richard 

57 Whitney John 
7 Wolf Reginald 



(2) Four of the Ancients of the Brotherhood, whose names occur in the 
Text, could not necessarily appear in the Charters : — 

Master Raynes, who taught John Cawood, see p. 165. Master Andrewes, 
who translated himself to the Vintners' Company between October 1555 
and January 1556, pp. 38, 34. Master Thomas Berthelet, who died in 
January 1556, p. 34. Master Robert Toy, who died in the following 
February, ji9. 35. 

(3) The following, whose names occur in the Text as taking up their 
freedoms anterior to Adam Croke, who though last but one in the Charter- 

A Transcript <^c. e I. xxxiii 



INTRODUCTION. 



Lists, was the last in point of seniority, his date being the 5th November 
1555, are unaccountably omitted therefrom : — 

Giles Chandeler made free 5 March 1555. 
John Baker made free 24 October 1555. 

(4) The following who we know, from their extant productions, were 
certainly printers about the time of the Charter, are not named in it, and 
were possibly not of the Brotherhood : 

Richard Grafton, Robert Caley, John Charlewood, Abraham Yeai,e. 

(5) The following printers were probably of the Brotherhood, and yet 
are not named in the Charter — 

Thomas Hacket, see p. 43 ; John Wayland ; and Hugh Singleton, first men- 
tioned sx 2)- yo. 

(6) Another printer, who only joined this Society on 27 September 
1578, see II. 679, was the Rev. Robert Crowley, M.A. : who had 
printed much in King Edward's days ; but was now silenced, and either 
secreted or in exile. 

Possibly a longer search would add to these excepted names. Enough 
has been shown to prove that the Company was a self-elected body ; not 
only out of the general body of Stationers and Printers of London, but also 
out of the Brotherhood itself. 

X. 

ROBABLY Crafts did not have a Master as well as Wardens. There 
is no mention of one in the Text prior to the formation of the Com- 
pany. It is noteworthy that its First Master was neither a printer 
nor a publisher, but a Proctor of the Court of Arches, apparently 
living in Warwick Lane, and evidently a Roman Catholic. 

The following passages from the will of this childless married 
man are of general interest. 

In the name of Q-od Amen the xxviij*'* Daye of Maye in the yere of owre 
lorde god a thousande fyve hundred fiftie and nyne I Thomas Dockwray notary publique 
Citizen and Stacyoner of london and one of the proctours of the Arches beinge sicke in 
bodie holle of mynde and Eemembraunce lawdes be to god make and ordeyne this my 
presente testamente conteyuyng my last Will in maner and fourme foUowinge ffirst I 
bequeth my sowle to the Blessid Trynytie the father the sonne and the holye gooste and 
to the blessid vyrgin marye mother of oure Savyoure christe Jesu and to all the 
celeatiall companye of heaven And my bodie to be buryed in my parishe churche of 
Seynt Faythe in London as neare vnto my pve \j)ew~\ as ytt convenyentlie may be and 
for my leystofte there I bequeth xl' 

Item I bequeth to Anne my wif all my rentes reuenues Eeuersions comodities and 
proufittes of all my tenementes whiche I hane sett lieing and being in Paternoster 
Eewe and Warwieke Lane in the said parishe of Seynt Ffayth in London during her lif 
naturall she keping the same in due Eepations And after her decease I will the 
remaynder of all the said iandes and tenementes Rentes reuersions and other the 

I. xxxiv 




INT R D UC TI ON. 



premysses shall remayne to my nephewe Thomas Robertes and to the heyres of his 
bodie laufullie begotten for euer and for lacke of suche yssue I bequeth all the saide 
landes and tenementes Rentes Reuersions and other the premisses to the eldest sonne 
of my saide Brother Michell Dockwrat and to the heyres male of his bodie laufullie 
begotten And for lacke of suche yssue to remayne to the seconds sonne of the same 
MiOHAELL nowe lyving and to the heyres male of his bodie laufullie begotten And for 
lacke of suche yssue to remayne to his heyres generall for ever Excepte one tenement 
situate in Paternoster Rewe in the whiche nowe dothe dwell and inhabite Thomas 
Lawrence of the Citie of london marchaunte Taylour and luce[t] his wyflFe The 
whiche tenement withall his appurtenances I giue iind bequeth to the fraternytie and 
brotherhed of the blessed name of Jesu founded in the said churche of Saynte Faythe 
in london for ever ymmediatly after the decease of my said wif for the better mayu- 
tenance of goddes hollie Seruice in the queare of Seynt Faithes there to the entent to 
be prayde for euery sondaye in the Beaderewe euery sundaye in the yere 

Itrm I will that my executrice shall give to five poore people euery friday in the 
yere v* and euery sundaye in the yere iij* duryng one hole yere nexte after my 
decease. 

Item I bequeth to Thomas Laurence my white geldinge and my clothe gowne faced 
with Damaske 

Item I bequeth to my suster Ldce[t] Laurence his wif a litle hoope of golde 

Item I bequeth to the highe aulter in Seynt Faythes churche for my tithes and 
oblations negligently forgotten if any suche be vj' viij^ Provided alwayes and my 
will is anythinge aboue wryten notwithstanding that the said Thomas Lawrence and 
LUCE[y] his wif and the longer lyver of theym shall haue theire dwellinge and 
occupienge of the said tenement wherein they nowe dwell with thappurtenance thereof 
Payeng therfore yerely after my said wifes decease to the president masters wardens and 
fellowshippe of the said fraternytie of Jesus yerely at fowre termes of the yere vsuall 
xl' of laufull money of Englande by even portions if the said Brotherheade do then 
contynue in the same state force and effecte as ytt was in the latter yere of the Reigne 
of the late queue marye 

Item I bequeth to my saide wif my house and landes at Totenham in Myddelsex 
bothe copie and free[hold] durynge her lif naturall And after her decease I will the 
same to remayne to the ij sonnes of my saide Brother Mychaell And if ytt fortune 
that Arthuee Ashbye accordinge to couenantes do redeme the same house and landes 
and paye ther fore to myne executrice xlviij^ Then I will that eyther of the said my 
two brothers sonnes shall haue xv'' a pece of the said money and my saide executrice to 
haue the rest of that money viz xviij" to hir owne vse 

Item I bequeth to the fowre pry sons of Newgate Ludgate Mercy esee and Kings 
Benche to euery one of theym iij' iiij* in breads a pece 

Item I giue and bequeth vnto my saide wif my lease of Dye bowse with the tenter 
yardes and gardeyns lyeng in More lane without Creplegate to thentent that she shall 
fynde my saide nephewe Thomas Robertes to grammsr scols vntill he be of thage of 

[From the Original in the London Will Office at Somerset House. 34 Chaynay.'] 

It would seem that the ' spone of sylver all gylte ' of jo. 103, not specially 
named in this will, was not actually given to this Company by Anne Dockwray, 
see JO. 165. Perhaps the xx» was in lieu of it. 

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INTRODUCTION. 



XL 




T was a very natural thing, that the newly chartered Company 
should seek for a Grant of Arms. The following is the enrollment 
of Sir Gilbert Dethick's original Grant to the Company, which 
apparently perished in the Fire of London. 

To all presente and to come which these present lettres shall see heard or 
read Sir Gilbert Dethick alias Garter Knight principall Kinge of Armas 
sendeth due and humble commendations and greetinge : Equity willeth and 
reason ordeineth, that men verteous of comendable disposicion and liuinge 
bee by their meritts and good renowne rewarded, not alonely their persons in this 
mortall life soe breife and transitorie but alsoe the successours after them to bee had 
in perpetuall memorie : and forasmuch as the Master and Wardens of the worthie 
and comendable mysterie and corporacon of ye Stacionera with in this noble Citty 
of London that is to wit Thomas Dockwray beinge at this present tyme master 
John Cawood and Henry Cooke Wardens thereof haue beene with mee the sayd 
Garter principall Kinge of Armes as aforesayd and haue produced and shewed 
vnto mee the Kinges and Queenes maiesties lettres patente of Grant mayd vnto 
them of the sayd misterie and corporacon vnder ye most noble great seale bearinge 
date the iiijth day of may in the 3rd and 4th yeares of the raignes of our soueraigne 
Kinge Philippe and Queene Marie as in the sayd lettres patents more plainely 
doth appeare : thertfore for the further manifestation thereof and consideringe alsoe 
the good zeale and minde which the sayd Master and wardens doe beare towardes the 
amplification augmentacion and settiuge forth of their sayd misterie and corporacon 
to the glorie and honour of Almighty god the Kinge and Queenes most royall maiesties 
and of the sayd most noble Cittie of London accordingely as in like case euery 

christian man is bound to doe who instantly haue 
desired mee the sayd Garter to ordeine assigne 
and sett forth to the whole bodie of ye said right 
worthie misterie and corporacon of the Stationers 
the tokens of honour and noblenes that is to say 
armes I seeinge their request to bee both just and 
reasonable and for the remembrance of the same 
by the vertue auctoritie and power annexed 
attributed giuen and granted to mee and to my 
office of Garter Principall Kinge of Armes vnder 
the most noble great seale haue ordeined giuen 
and granted to ye whole bodie of ye sayd Cor- 
poracon with the master and wardens and the 
successors in the same the Armes in manner as 
hereafter followith that is to say Asure on a 
cheueron an I^agle volant with a Diedem heetweene 
tivoo roses gueles leuid betiveenee Hi bookes clasped 
gold : in clieife yssuinge out of a cloude ye sonne 
beames gold a holy Sperite the winges displayed 
siluer with a diedem gold aa more planely 
appeareth depicted in this margent, to haue and to hold to the sayd misterie and 
corporacon and to the successoura in the same foreuer more In witness whereof 
I the sayd Garter principall Kinge of Armes haue signed these presents with my 
hand and set thereunto the seale of my Armes with ye seale of my office of Garter 

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INTRODUCTION. 



principall Kinge of Armes geuen and granted att London the vjth day of September 
[1557] in the iiijth and 5th yeares of the reignes of Our soueraignea Phil[ippe] 
and Marie by ye grace of God King and Queen [of] England Spaynee Ftrance 
both Sicills lerusalem and Ireland Defendours of ye faith, Archduke of Austria, 
Duke of Burgundy Millaiie and Brabant : Coustees of Haspurgh Flounders and Tiroll. 
\^Grants I. 135, and a second copy Vincent 163, 158.] 

Extracted from the Records of the College of Arms London and examined therewith 
this nineteenth day of November 1874. Geo. Harrison, Windsor Herald 

The main thought of the Grant is Light, in the three emblems of the 
descending heavenly dove, the flying eagle, and the three books. 

It should be noted that John Cawood himself received a Grant of Arms on 
the previous 10th May 1557. 

XII. 




E have atjo. 132, 'payd master Cawod for the sylver which ys in 
the scale xix» viij*.' This payment was apparently between 
May and July 1560: but it would appear that the seal 
was engraved some time before this. It has long since 
perished. In the College of Arms of London, however, there 
is a tricking of it (and the Arms of the Company) made in 
the year 1634, of which this is an exact facsimile. It is pre- 
sumed that it represents the Apostle John and the symbolical 
and apocalyptic eagle usually then represented with him. 

Underneath is the following inscrip- 
tion : — 

The Armes and common Scale of the worthy 
and commendable mistery and corporation of 
the Stationers, within the noble Citty of London, 
which Armes were granted unto them by Sir 
Gilbert Dethick Knight, Garter, under his 
hand and Scale of his office and armes, the 6. 
of September [1557] in the 4. and 5 years of 
Phillip and Mary ; and in the Visitation of 
London, anno 1634, was Adam Islip, Master, 
Thomas Purfoote and John Rothwell, wardens. 

Henry Wolley, Clarke. 
{Visitation of London, 1634, 2nd C. 24^.fol. 9.] 




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INTRODUCTION. 




XIII. 

HE earliest printed notice of the Stationers' Company that we have 
met with, occurs in the Iniunctions given hy her Maiestie, printed by 
R. Jugge and J. Cawood in the year 1559. Queen Elizabeth's 
first Parliament sate from the 25th January to the 8th May of 
that year, and more than one edition of these Injunctions were 
afterwards issued before the termination of the Queen's regnal 
year on the 16th November. But two of these Injunctions i-efer 
specially to books. 

6. Also that they \i. e. the Clergif] shall prouyde within three monethes next after 
this visitation, at ye charges of the paryshe, one boke of the whole Byile of the largest 
volume in Englyshe. And within one .xii. monethes next after the sayde visitacion the 
Paraphrases of Erasmus also in Englyshe, vpon the Gospelles, and the same set vp in 
some conuenient place within the said Churche that they haue cure of, whereas theyr 
Paryshyoners may moste commodiously resort vnto the same, and reade the same, out of 
the time of common seruice. The charges of the Paraphrases shalbe by the personne 
\_parson'] or proprietarie [patron] and paryshyoners borne by equall portions. 

And they shall discorage no man from the readyng of any parte of the Byhle eyther 
in Latin or in Englyshe, but shall rather exhorte euery person to reade the same, with 
greate humilitie and reuerence, as the verye lyuely woorde of God, and the specyal 
fo[o]de of mans soule, which all Chrystyan persones are bounde to embrace, beleue, and 
followe, yf they looke to be saued : Wherby they may the better knowe theyr duties to 
Grod, to theyr Soueraigne Ladye the Quene, and theyr neyghbour, euer gentely and 
charitablye exhortyng them, and in her Maiesties name, straightly charging and com- 
maundyng them, that in the readyng therof, no man to reason or contende, but quietly 
to heare the reader. 

51. Item because there is a great abuse in the printers of bokes, which for couet- 
ousnes cheifly regard not what they print, so thei may haue gaine, whereby arriseth 
great dysorder by publicatyon of vnfrutefuU, vayne and infamous bokes and papers : 
The Queues maiestie straytly chargethe and commaundeth, that no manner of person 
shall print any manner of boke or paper, of what sort, nature, or in what language soeuer 
it be, excepte the same be first licenced by her maiestie by expresse wordes in writynge, 
or by .vi. of her priuy counsel, or be perused and licensed by the archbysshops of 
Cantorbury and yorke, the bishop of London, the chauncelours of both vnyuersities, 
the bishop beyng ordinary [i. e. Ecclesiastical Judge as well'], and the Archdeacon 
also of the place where any suche shalbe printed, or by two of them, wherof the 
ordinary of the place to be alwaies one. And that the names of such as shal allowe the 
same, to be added in th[e]ende of euery such worke, for a testymonye of the 
allowaunce therof. And bycause many pampheletes, playes and balletes, be often times 
printed, wherein regard wold be had, that nothinge therin should be either heretical, 
sedicious, or vnsemely for Christian eares : Her maiestie likewise commaundeth, that 
no manner of person, shall enterprise to print any such, except the same be to him 
lycenced by suche her maiesties commyssioners, or .iii. of them, as be appoynted in the 
citye of London to here, and determine diuers causes ecclesiastically tending to the 
execution of certayne statutes, made the last parliament for vnyformitye of order in 
religion. And yf any shall sell or vtter, any manner of bokes or papers, beynge not 
licensed as is abouesaid : That the same party shalbe punyshed by order of the sayde 
commyssyoners, as to the qualitie of the faulte shalbe thought mete. And touchinge all 
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INTRODUCTION. 



other bokes of matters of religyon, or polycye, or gouernaunce, that hathe ben printed, 
eitheir on this side the Seas, or on th[e]other side, bicause the diuersitie of them is 
great, and that there nedeth good consideration to be had of the perticularyties therof ; 
her maiestye referreth the prohibition, or permission therof: to th[e]order whiche her 
saide commissiouers within the Citie of London shall take, and notifye. Accordynge to 
the whyche, her maiestye straightly commaundeth al manner her subiectes, and specially 
the wardens and company of Stationers, to be obedyent. 

Prouyded that these orders do not extend to anye prophane \i. e. classical] aucthours, 
and workes in any language, that hath ben heretofore commonly receyued or allowed in 
any the vnyuersities or Scoles : But the same may be prynted and vsed, as by good order 
they are accustomed. 

In reply to our own query at jo. 155, it would seem that the above two 
Injunctions were the sole foundation of, and the primal authority for all 
Protestant Episcopal licensing of books in England. 



XIV. 



'^^ HE third stage of fonnation was the recognition of the Incor- 
porated Fellowship as a Company of the City. The first step 
to this was the enrollment of their Charter among the City 
Records, which was done on the 3rd June 1557, see/*. 496. 

The next advance onward — their Charter in the mean time 

having been confirmed by the new Queen on 10th November 

1559 — was their creation by the Lord Mayor a Livery Company 

on the 1st February 1560, seejo. 138. 

And their civic recognition was finally completed by their being allotted, 

on the 28th September 1561, place and precedence in all processions, &c., 

next after the Poulterers' Company, see jo. 496. This would however appear 

to have been but a revival of an earlier privilege. 




XV. 



^. RDINARILY the freedom of a City Company was obtained in 
one of three ways. 

(1) By serving an apprenticeship of not less than seven 
years ; which apprenticeship was to be so arranged as to 
terminate when the lad reached a prescribed age fixed by the 
Common Council of London. 

(2) By PATRIMONY, whereby any son born subsequent to 
his father's being made free of the Company could claim — 

without serving any apprenticeship — on reaching the same prescribed age, 
the freedom of that Company, by virtue of being freeborn. 

(3) By REDEMPTION or PURCHASE usually at greatly enhanced fees, as in 
the case of George Buck, atjo. 159, who paid on the 13th September 1560, 
30*. i. e. a nine-fold fee for admission to the freedom of this Company. 

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INTRODUCTION. 



Nevertheless there rested in the Master, Wardens and Assistants of a 
Company a dispensing power as to the ' Redemptioners,' as they were called. 
Thus Sir Thomas Smith, one of the Queen's Privy Council, when admitted to 
his freedom by redemption on the 23rd April 1571, see/?. 447 ; merely paid 
the usual fee of 3s. 4(/. Likewise also the well-known printing Clergyman 
and most excellent man, the Rev. Robert Crowley, M.A. — who had in 
Elizabeth's reign been Vicar in succession of St Giles without Cripplegate 
and of St Lawrence Jewry — was admitted to the freedom of this Company 
on the 27th September 1579, and afterwards to the Livery, b-^th apparently 
free of all charge, see IL 679 and 143. 

(4) There was also a kind of honorary admission to Membership when a 
man was admitted as a ' Brother.' The provision was chiefly for the purpose of 
incorporating continental workmen then technically known as ' strangers,' or 
English workmen coming up from the country then technically distinguished 
as ' forreigners,' i. e. ' from beyond the liberties of the City.' It will be useful 
to keep this important distinction ' strangers ' and ' foreigners ' in mind. 

The ' Brethren ' of the Stationers' Company could not bind an apprentice ; 
though they might teach and employ one on behalf of some freeman ; of 
which we shall meet with instances in the next Volume. 

It would also appear that as time went on, and as the conditions of book- 
producing did out-burst the framework of the Society's original organization ; 
that these country and Continental workmen were more and more employed 
without their being formally received as " Bretheren." 

XVI. 

OW that the Company has reached its full development of organiza- 
tion and honour, and that we have introduced its Founders to the 
Reader; let us consider awhile the nature of its organization in 
the days of its unimpaired vigour. It was of the nature of a 
pyramid ; having the Master for its apex and the Apprentices for 
its base. 

It consisted of the Master, the Wardens, the Coiut of 
Assistants, the Livery, the Yeomanry, and the Apprentices; or as 
we have them described atjy. 509, 'the Assistentes the liverye the yeomanrye 
and Strangers.' 

These classes were made up as follows : — 

The Master 

Upper or Elder Warden Under Warden 

The Court of Ancients or Assistants ; or Common Council of the Company. 

Upper Renter [Warden] Under or Assistant Renter [Warden] 

The Livery 

The Yeomanry or Freemen, 

The Clerk, 

The Beadle, 

The Brethren, 

The Apprentices. 
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INTR OB UCTIO N. 



It took a long life of labour and success to rise through all the 
grades to the height of being a Master: and probably three-fourths of the 
Apprentices never reached the Livery at all. 

Taking the Apprentices first we mvist draw an especial attention to the 
Acts passed by the Common Council of London respecting them on the 
27th September 1556, as preserved to us in Letter Book S. in the Corporation 
Records ; respecting which see jo. 473. 

The Court of Aldermen, on the 27th August of that year, passed the 
following resolution : — 

Item it was thoughte good necessarye and expedyente that mocon be made to the 
Comens at the nexte comen cownseille that it maye be inactyd that no ifreman shall take 
frome thensforthe eny chylde or yonge man to be his apprentice for any Lesse Terme 
of yeres then suche as the aige of the same apprentice / at the tyme of th[e]expiracon of 
his sayde Terme raaye amounte to xxiiij yeres at the Leaste. fol. 96. 

Consequent upon this the Common Council on 27th Sept. passed the 
Act, of which the following portion suffices for our present purpose. 

rOEASMUCHE AS greate pouertie, penurye and lacke of lyvynge hathe of late 
yeres by dyverse and soundrye occasyons wayes and meanes arysen growen and encreased 
within this Cytye of London not onelye amongeste the pore artyficers and handye craftes 
men of the same Cytie but also amongest other Cytezens of suche Companyes as in tymes 
paste have lyved and prosperouslye and in greate wealthe and one of the Chiefeste 
occasyons therof (as it is thought and semeth to all men who by longe tyme have 
knowne the same Cytie and have had experyence of the state therof) is by reason 
of the ouer hastie mariages and ouer soone settinge vpp of howsholdes of and by the 
youthe and yonge folkes of the saide Cytye whiche have commenlye vsyd and yet do 
to marye themselues as soone as euer they eomme out of their Apprentycehood be they 
neuer so yonge and vnskyllfull yea and often tymes maney of them so pore that they 
scantely have of theire proper goodes wherewith to buy their maryage Apparell and to 
furnyshe theire howses with implementes and other thinges necessarye for the exercyse 
of theire occujjaeons whearbye theye shoulde be able to sustain theim selfes and their 
familye / And for asmuche as the eheifeste occasyon of the saide inconvenyences ys as 
yt is verye evydente by reason that Dyuerse and sundrye apprentyces aswell of the 
saide artyficers as also of other Cytezens of the saide Cytie are commonly bounden for 
so fewe yeres that theire termes of Apprentycialitie expyreth and endethe ouer sone and 
they are therevpon incontinentlye made free of the sayde Cytie whatsoeuer theire ages 
Disposycon Wyttes Dyscretyons or knowledges of theire artes or occupacons be to the 
greate hynderaunce Losse and inestymable sclander of the saide Cytie and to the in 
maner vndoinge of a greate number of suche yo[u]the who otherwyse myghte and shulde 
serve verye well in the Comen wealthe. 

Efor Eemedye staye and reformacon wherof be yt ordeyned cnactyd and estab- 
lyshed by the lorde Mayer Aldermen and Comons in that present commen cownseille 
assembled and by tli[e]aucthoritie of the same that no maner of persone or persones 
from and after the feaste of all sayntes nexte commynge [1 November 1556] shalbe by 
any maner of wayes or meanes made free of the said Cytie or shalbe receyued or 
admytted into the lyberties and fredome of the same by reason of apprentycehode or 
redempcon onely vntyll suche tyme as he and they shall seuerallye atteyne and come 
to the Age of xxiiij*'^ yeres fullye Complete. 

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INTB D UCTION. 



And further be it enactyd by aucthorytye aforesaide That no freman of this Cytie 
shall from and after the said feaste of all sayntes [1 November 1556] take any apprentyce 
or apprentices for any fewer yeres than for so maiiye that euery suche apprentyce or 
apprentyces from and after the saide ffeaste of all sayntes so to be taken shalbe of the full 
age of apprentyces from xxiiij"" yeres att the leaste before the expyracon of the terme 
of the apprentycehod of euerye suche apprentyce vpon payne that euery person or 
persones that from and after the said feaste shall take any apprentyce or apprentyces 
into his or their servyce that shall not be of the full age of xxiiij years at the leaste at 
the ende of the terme of the same his apprentycehod as is aforesayde shall forfeyte and 
lose twentye poundes to th[e]use of the Maire and Comynaltie and Cytezens of the 
saide Cytie Letter Booh S, fol. 97 h and 98. 

The Act — wliicli continued long in force — is of great importance to us, 
inasmuch as it affords a rough estimate of the ages of many of the apprentices 
who afterwards became freemen of this Company, and as it also accounts for 
the otherwise inexplicable variations from eleven to seven years in the periods 
of the Apprenticeships recorded in the text. They were calculated so as to 
expire in the twenty -fifth year, according to the above provisions. No one 
could serve as an Apprentice for less than seven years, see Tlie Oath of euerie 
Freeman 8fc., at p. 16G. Our modern ideas of apprenticeship are from four- 
teen to twenty -one years of age. For these we must substitute in all matters 
connected with this Transcript from fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, or eighteen 
to twenty-five. Therefore the approximate age of every Freeman on his entrance 
into Yeomanry of the Company may be assumed to have been not less than 
twenty-four full years of age. 

Hardly more than one half of the Apprentices ever attained to the Free- 
dom of the Company. 

(2) A good many exiled Dutch or Huguenot workmen appear by this 
First Volume to have been admitted as Brethren of the Company. 

(3) In a Memorial, about August 1577, of certain of the Freemen which 
we have printed atjo. Ill, it is stated that about 140 had 'byne made free of the 
Stacyoners since the begynnynge of the queues Maiesties reigne that nowe is 
besides a great nomber of apprenticez ' ; that is, in nineteen years. In conse- 
quence of the lost Register this statement cannot accurately be verified. 
This number would, as w^e have already intimated, include compositors, 
bookbinders, 'joiners and chandlers,' seejy. 114, and ' makers of writing- 
tables.' 

In a Memorial to the Lord Mayor, in April 1597, to be reprinted in 
the next Volume, the entire Bookbinders of London stated that they were 
• in nomber fortie sixe all freemen, taxable to their Companies ' ; from which 
it would seem that some of them did not belong to this Guild. 

We may therefore realize how small a band of workers it was 
that has preserved to us the Literature of Shakespeare and Bacon 
and their contemporaries. Sir Feancis Drake set out from Plymouth 
on the second navigation of the globe on the 15th November 1577 
with his 'fleete of fiue barkes, and to the number of 164 men, 

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INTRODUCTION. 



gentlemen and sailers.' It may be fairly questioned whether if he could 
have then pressed every Freeman, Brother and Apprentice of the Sta- 
tioners' Company to man that fleet, that they would have sufficed. Yet what 
a cargo of intellectual wealth have they sent down to all future ages. How 
many ships of knowledge did they set afloat, which have floated all these 
three hundred years, long after the Golden Hind has vanished off both sea 
and land ; and which, safely moored in the public and private libraries of 
refuge, will carry on to far future ages the wealth of thought, the gems of wit, 
and the spices of divine teaching which England in the full flush and vigour 
of her first intellectual manhood prepared for an earthly immortality. 

It would therefore certainly seem that the authors of that age equalled 
if they did not exceed in number those who mechanically produced their 
works. 

It may be right here to mention the succession of Freemen, some of them 
not of the Livery, who filled the ofiice of ' Printer to the City of London ' ; 
but we cannot fix the dates with certainty. The first appears to have been 
Hugh Singleton between 1586 — 1593. Then John Wolf between 1594 — 1603. 
Then John Windet between 1603 — 1610. Then 'William Jaggard between 
1610 — 1623, who was succeeded by his son Isack Jaggard in the latter year. 
Richard Cotes was appointed the City Printer in 1651, James Flesher in 1609, 
Andrew Clark in 1672, Samuel Pycroft in 1673, John Barber in 1710, &c. &c. 

(4) One of the poorer of the Company Giles Huke appears to have acted 
as Porter, see j). 490. 

(5) The Beadle was the pivot upon which the Company worked. Under 
the orders of the Master and Wardens, he issued notices for meetings, kept or 
transcribed some of the Records and Books of the Company. On occasions 
of repairs to the Hall he made himself useful looking after the workmen : 
and was doubtless a standing referee for all the members of the Company, 
and a useful assistant to its executive officers. 

The first three Beadles were John Fayreberne, Timothy Rider, and John Wolf 
(the agitator). 

(6) We have now ascended through the Yeomanry, or, as it were, the lower 
division of the Company. The Livery, or upper division, was a still more 
restricted body. During the thirty-six years from its revival on the 1st July 
1560 at p. 161, to the 2nd August 1596, only Sixty-three Freemen are recorded 
as taken into the Livery ; and when it is considered how many of these had 
died in this period, it will be apparent that it only usually consisted of some 
twenty to thirty members. Mr Nichols states in his Literary Anecdotes, before 
quoted, that the number of the Livery in 1619 was Forty -nine. So that 
probably not One-Sixth of the Freemen ever reached the Livery. 

This Upper Section evidently consisted of the moneyed men of the Com- 
pany. Success in business, or the possession of a Printing Patent seems to 
have been the chief qualification for admission thereinto. 

(7) With the Livery we associate — but without any specific authority — 
the Clerk and Solicitor, from the nature of his office. A Clerk is mentioned so 

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INTRODUCTION. 



early as the 2nd July 1559, see p. 109, who was probably remunerated by 
piece-work : but we have no regularly salaried Scribe of the Company till 
George Wapull, who afterwards went to Norembegue, seejo. 509, was appointed, 
and began a regular salary on the 29th September 1571, seejo. 460. He was 
succeeded on 30th May 1575 by Rieliard Collins who was transferred from the 
Goldsmiths' Company, who was Clerk for about thirty -six years, dying in 
1618. His successor in the office was Thomas Mountforte, who died in 1630 ; 
and the next who followed, Henry Walley, was still Clerk of the Company in 
1640 when this Transcript closes. 

(8) From among the Livery were chosen on the 26th of March of each 
year, the Renter- Warden and his Assistant Renter- War den. They were the 
minor Cash Officers of the Company. They received all Rents, Quarterage, 
Dividends &c. ; and paid all the smaller Disbursements of the Society. Year 
by year, this First Register is a testimony how smaller matters were increasingly 
omitted from the greater Cash Account of Wardens and transferred to that 
of the Renters. It was not till the 17th August 1681, that the two Renter- 
Wardens were made co-equal, see jo. 21. 

(9) The Assistants chosen by cooptation out of the Livery were the 
nobles of the Society. At first there seem to have been only eight or ten of 
them; but in 1645 their mmiber had increased to twenty-eight. The sole 
principle of selection seems to have been the goodwill of those who were 
governing the Society at the time. 

(10) Rising still higher, we come to the two active Executive Officers of 
the Company — the "Wardens, on whose shoulders virtually rested the responsi- 
bility of the internal affairs of the Company ; of its threefold external relations, 
to the Lord Mayor and the Court of Aldermen, to the Archbishop of 
Canterbury and the Bishop of London, and to the Privy Council ; and, 
in fact, practically the general oversight of the London press. They had 
abundant need to be the vigorous and energetic men we find them to have 
been. 

(11) Last and greatest, there was the ciilminating honour of the Master- 
ship, a place of eminence and dignity. The Master was for the time being 
the head of the English Publishing and Printing trade : and in those days 
when London life pulsated through its Guilds, the office was the highest 
thing any one in the trade could aspire to below that of an Alderaian. 

(12) Most interesting are the annual official gifts by the Master and each 
Warden of a silver spoon or bowl with the donor's name on it, which are 
recorded in the Text. But for the Fire of London, we should have been even 
now able to inspect these heirlooms of past worthies. As it is, there is nothing 
in the existing plate of the Company of an earlier date than that catastrophe. 

(13) The fines for non-acceptance of Office with similar other particulars 
will be found among the earliest Ordinances now extant, which we have 
reprinted at pj). 3 — 26. 

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IN TROD UCTION. 



XVII. 




thereof? 
printers ? 



:?v*' UCH then, in brief, was the rise and progress of the Company of 
Stationers of London. The consideration of the relation of these 
Registers to the Literature of their time is far too wide a subject 
to be dealt with in the short Prefaces to the reprinted Text, and 
must be reserved for the Appendix ; when the Titles of as many 
works as possible shall have been confronted with the Book 
Entries. How far the Registers are deficient as a record of their 
total contemporaneous Literature, and the why and wherefore 
AVho were the greatest publishers ? Who were the greatest 
What kind of books were generally issued by each publisher ? 
The answers to these queries, with a ' List of works now apparently lost,' will 
constitute the consummation of this Enfjuiry. 

Meanwhile it is certain that this Transcript will inaugurate an era of a 
yet still more scientific and exhaustive study and research into the Mind- 
World of that Age : and that from henceforvi-ard no one will pretend to be a 
master of this section of our literature who has not made its chief contents 
his own possession. 

All Ages are not alike. Mere material prosperity, or peace, or even 
victories do not occasion intellectual light and beauty. These are the gift of 
GOD alone. All the uttermost depth and power, brightness and tenderness 
of human conceptions are but the scintillations of His own ineffable character 
and attributes : and it would almost seem as if it were a part of His divine 
plan in the government of this globe, that once and possibly but once in the 
history of each Race there should be a great Out-Come of the highest efforts 
of its mind and soul ; that there should be a flood and confluence of the 
greatest and the brightest things that were possible to its civilisation and 
order of thought. So it was in Israel in the days of David, Asaph, and 
Solomon. So it was in Greece in the lifetime of Socrates, Plato, and 
Demosthenes. So it was in Rome in the days of Virgil, Horace, and Ovid. 
So it was ill Italy in the time of Dante, Petrarca, and Boccaccio. So it was 
in German} in the days of Reuchlin, Luther, and Melancthon. So it was 
in Spain in the age of Cervantes, Herrera, and Lope de Vega. So it was 
in France in the era of Pascal, Moliere, and Fenelon. And so it was in 
England in the days of Spenser, Shakespeare, and Bacon. 

Great minds may appear singly, as did Milton and Newton : but it is 
this great rush and confluence of diversified ability and talent that makes 
a Golden Age, which is the product as much of the high average ability of 
a large number of secondary writers as the orb-like effulgence of a few master- 
minds. Thus the age of Paradise Lost is a corrupt and degenerate one ; not- 
withstanding the Titanic Milton ; while the days of Elizabeth and James 
were England's time of Gloriation and Delight, of Song Romance and Daring ; 
the mere recollection of which exhilarates the spirits. 

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INTB D UCTIOK 




XVIII. 

UT all this brightness faded away. The inspiration fled ; and there 
came in the last centiu-y that age of vulgarity and darkness which 
for a time almost blotted out the memory of the Song Time of 
England. For Johnson and most of his contemporaries no such 
period hardly existed ; and men like Lyly, Lodge, ^Campion, 
Breton, Watson the London law student, and Sir Edward 
Dyer were as unfamiliar to them as Caedmon, Bede, Alcuin, or 

ASSER. 

It is one of the signs of the quickening thought of our own time that we 
are now constantly going back to these wells dug out by our forefathers. 
Civilisation is not advancement, unless we carry forward with us all the good 
we inherit from our ancestors as well as the additions we make in our 
own time : and to drop thejformer for the sake of the latter is in our case like 
the casting away of golden ore for the sake of polished brass. 

Nevertheless there were a few witnesses for the older mindlife in the last 
century ; especially that admirable man, William Oldys : and it was one 
of the first signs of reviving vitality, when English scholars woke up to the 
vast importance of these Registers. 

The earliest extract from them that we have met with was made 
about 1699 and occurs in two Memorandum books kept by Bishop Tanner, 
now forming Add. MS. 6261, fol. 68, (53), in the British Museum. It is 
simply a half sheet of note paper containing some twenty excerpts from 
Register B. 

Joseph Ames in his Typographical Antiquities, 1749, though he gives the 
Company's Charter &c., did not apply the Book Entries of the Registers to the 
Book Titles reprinted by him. This application was one of the distinctive 
characteristics of William Herbert's edition in 1785-90 of those Typo- 
graphical Antiquities ; which excellent but confused and incomplete work is 
still of great authority. 

It would seem that it was Thomas Warton, B.D., the Poet Laureate, 
that first extensively quoted the Registers in his History of English Poetry, 
1778. Steevens, Malone, Douce, Chalmers, Ritson made use of them 
for special purposes : but it was the most excellent endeavour of Mr John 
Payne Collier to cull such Book Entries as related to the Drama and 
Popular Literature &c. &c. down to 1586 in his Extracts 8fc. published by the 
Shakespeare Society in 1848-9 ; which he continued in hke manner down to 
1595 in Notes and Queries, 2nd Series, xii., and 2>rd Series, i. — iii. 

With the history of the present enterprise, the Reader is already 
acquainted. 

Here we must stop : commending this First Volume of the Transcript 
to the Reader in the hope that he will have as much pleasure in the perusal 
of it as we have had — despite all fatigue and difficulties — in its production. 
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Ordinances of the Stationers' Company. 

1678—1682. A.D. 

SfLL the earlier manuscript Ordinances appear to have perished. 
It is however very necessary to a right understanding of the 
operations of the Company that we should give the earliest known 
(privately-printed) text of them, which are those printed in 1678, 
1682 and 1683. These Regulations, though they may vary in 
some particulars, are doubtless substantially the same as those 

now lost : and they are, with some variations, the Ordinances at present in 

force in the Company. 

aitJi Contntmaltg of 

i\it iW»!5tcr2 oi: %xX of 

JbtatumetiEf tAWxt ^ii}» of Honlron^ 

fotr titc b}cU ^oticrtting of tfiaf So(td||« 

LONDON, 

Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1678. 

16 Feb. 167|. 

We do allow the Printing of these Orders for the Use of 
the Members of the Company. 

Richard Rainsford. 

Erancis North. 

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^0 all to whom these Presents shall come. We the Right Honourable 
Heneage Lord Finch Baron of Daventry, Lord High Chancellor of 
England, Sir Richard Rainsford Knight, Lord Chief Justice of his 
Majesties Court of Kings Bench, and Sir Francis North Knight, 
Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, 
send Greeting. 

Whereas, in a Statute made in the Parliament holden at Westminster the 
Twenty Fifth day of January, in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of the late 
King of Famous Memory, Henry the Seventh, for the Weal and Profit of his 
Subjects, It was amongst other things Ordained, Established and Enacted, That no 
Master, Wardens and Fellowships of Crafts and Mysteries, or any of them, nor any 
Rulers of Guilds and Fraternities, should take upon them to make any x\cts or 
Ordinances, nor to Execute any Acts or Ordinances by them then afore-made, in 
Disinheritance or Diminution of the Prerogative of the King, nor of any other, nor 
against the Common Profit of the People ; But if the said Acts or Ordinances be 
Examined and Approved by the Chancellor or Treasurer of England, or Chief 
Justices of either Bench, or Three of them, or before both the Justices of Assize in 
their Circuit or Progress in the Shire where such Acts or Ordinances be made, upon 
pain of Forfeiture of Forty Pounds for every time that they do contrary, (as by the 
same Statute more plainly doth and may appear.) 

Know ye, That the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the 
Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, willing and desiring that the 
said Act of Parliament, be in all things duelj' observed and kept, the Third day 
of yanuary, in the Nine and Twentieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
Charles the Second, by the Grace of God of England, Seotland, France, and Ireland, 
King, Defender of the Faith, &c. Have presented unto us a Book containing divers 
Orders, Rules and Ordinances by them Ordained, Devised and Made, for the well 
Governing of their Society ; And as well for the Consideration of the good Estate 
thereof, as for the better Governing and Ordering of the said Society, at their 
humble Suit to us made, to have the same Settled and Established : And that We 
all and every their said Acts and Ordinances hereafter mentioned, and by them 
so to us exhibited, would Examine, and those and every of them Correct and 
Amend, and so Approve them in due and convenient manner and form, as the 
said recited Act of Parliament requireth : We well perceiving and considering 
the said Supplication to be good and reasonable, according to their desire, and by 
the Authority of the said Act of Parliament to us given, All and every their Acts 
and Ordinances, so to us Exhibited, have Seen, Read and Examined ; The Tenor 
whereof hereafter followeth, Vis. 

1.4 




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iKlavircnis ait^ CTomnuMaUg of the iWtt$tcvM ov Sltt of 

Ibtattoncr^ of tftc Citw of ilontron, for the 

tocU Gobfrning of tfiat socut»» 

JT is Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society 
and their Successors for ever shall and may from time to time and at all 
times hereafter by the appointment of the Master, or, in his absence, 
of the Wardens of the said Society for the time being Assemble them- 
selves together (as heretofore hath been usual) and keep Courts at their 
Common Hall or other convenient place of Meeting within the City 
of London or Liberties thereof, for such Affairs of the said Company 
as have been usually at such Courts done and dispatched, wherein Care shall be taken 
as well for the better Ordering, Ruling and Governing of the said Society and the 
Members thereof, as also for the Correction, Eedress and Reformation of such Abuses 
and Disorders which may happen in the said Society amongst any the Members 
thereof; and shall and may there also Admit Apprentices to their respective Members 
according to the usage of the said Society and Laws and Statutes of this Kingdom ; 
And may also then make free of the said Society such as have served their Appren- 
ticeships or such as shall be otherwise thought fit to be admitted Freemen thereof, 
as by the ancient Usage of this Company hath been done and practised : And may 
also at such Courts debate and determine all and every other lawful Act and Acts, 
thing and things, which shall at any time or times appear to the said Master, Wardens 
and Assistants, or the greater Number of them there met together fit and convenient, 
touching or concerning the State or Government of the said Society, or any thing 
relating thereunto. Which said Courts or Assemblies shall be called Courts of 
Assistants ; and to which Courts or Assemblies to be held in manner aforesaid, the said 
Master, Wardens and Assistants shall come in their Gowns and other decent Apparel, 
and the said Assistants shall not depart from thence without the leave of the Master or 
one of the Wardens first had ; and that ever}' person being a JMeraber and Assistant of 
the said Society, shall upon summons by the Beadle or other person for that purpose 
appointed repair to every such Court or Assembly to be holden by the said Master, 
Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them, at such hours 
and times as he or they shall be appointed, and shall not depart thence without the 
leave of the Master or one of the Wardens first had, upon pain that every person so 
neglecting or disobeying, not having a sufficient Excuse to be allowed by the Master, 
Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them, in a Court of Assistants, shall forfeit 
and pay for every such Ofl^ence to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty 
of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, the summe of One 
shilling. 

IT I S also Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society shall 
and may yearly and every year from henceforth hold and keep Four Quarter Courts 
or Assemblies (to wit) One in each Quarter, at such times and place within the City of 
London aforesaid, or Liberties thereof, as the said Master or Wardens of the said Society 
shall appoint : To which said Courts or Assemblies the said Master or Wardens may 

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[TEE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



cause to be summoned by their Beadle or other person appointed for that purpose all 
the Members of the said Society, or so many of them as to the said Master or Wardens 
shall be thought fit ; every of which Members being so summoned, shall accordingly 
appear at every such Court : At all which times all the Orders and Ordinances of the 
said Society, or so many of them as shall be held necessary, shall be then and there 
distinctly read and published before the Members of the said Society, who shall be there 
Assembled, the better to acquaint them with the same ; and that they may also be put in 
mind of keeping the same according to the Tenor of their Oaths taken at their 
Admittance into the Freedom of the said Society ; and also that all persons who 
are concern'd to obey the same may be left wholly inexcusable for any disobedience 
thereunto. At which said Quarter Courts or Assemblies every Member of the said 
Society shall pay to the Renter Warden of the said Society, [or such other Person to be 
by the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them, at any Court of 
Assistants appointed for that purpose to demand and receive the samel his or their 
Quarteridge-Money which shall be due and payable to the said Society by him or them 
according to the Eates or Proportions following, (viz.) The Master, each Warden and 
every Assistant of the said Society shall pay tl\e summe of Two shillings Eight pence 
yearly by Eight pence a Quarter, every Person which is of the Livery or Cloathing of 
the said Company shall pay the summe of Two shillings yearly, by six pence a Quarter, 
and every person of the Yeomanry of the said Society shall pay the summe of One shilling 
and Four pence yearly, by Four pence every Quarter for ever, towards the support and 
maintenance of the said Society ; And every person so refusing or delaying to pay the 
same Quarterly upon Demand as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the said Master and 
Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City 
of London for every such default the several Rates following, {Viz.) Every Assistant 
the sum of Eight pence besides his Quarteridge : every Livery-man six pence besides 
his Quarteridge ; and every one of the Yeomanry Four pence besides his Quarteridge. 

AN D for the better avoiding of Disorders, Noise, and Confusion in all Courts of 
Assistants or Assemblies as aforesaid. It is Ordained, that every Member of the said 
Court shall always keep silence at the Command or desire of the Master or Wardens ; 
and when any Matter or thing shall be moved or debated in any Court of Assistants 
or Assembly as aforesaid, there shall but one person speak at one time to the matter 
in debate : And all Debates, Propositions and Discourses shall be addressed to the 
Master, or in his absence to him who shall possess the Chair only (which person to 
supply the place of the Master, in his absence shall be chosen by the major part of the 
Members being of the Court of Assistants there present) that so the Opinion and 
Judgement of every Member may be heard and known, and also that every person shall 
speak bare-headed, and that every person except the Master, (or that person who in 
his absence shall possess the Chair,) who shall at any time speak as aforesaid shall 
address his discourse to the Master or him who shall in his absence as aforesaid 
possess the Chair : And that all Debates be serious and without any Speeches or Expres- 
sions that may Justly give Oifence to the said Court or to any person therein, upon pain 
to forfeit and pay for every Offence against this Order to the Master and Keepers or 
Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London 
aforesaid, the summe of One shilling. 

IT IS likewise Ordained, That the full and absolute power of Nomination and Election 
of Master, Wardens and Assistants, Members of the Livery, and of all other Officers 
of the said Society, shall always be and remain as usually heretofore hath been, only in 
the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society or the major part of them in a 
Court or Courts of Assistants assembled ; In which Nomination and Choices they shall 
observe the Ancient ways. Time and Method of Nomination and Election which have 
heretofore been observed and used in the said Society. 

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{THE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



AND IT IS further Ordained, That the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the 
major part of them in a Court or Courts of Assistants assembled yearly and every 
year according to their ancient Usage, and at their usual time shall Elect and choose one 
discreet, honest and able person, being a Member of the said Court of Assistants, to be 
Master of the said Society for one year then next following ; which Person so Elected 
shall forthwith accept the Office of Master of the said Society, and take the Oath here- 
after in these Presents for that purpose appointed, and shall bear the same Charges, and 
perform the same Duties as other Masters before him have heretofore usually done ; and 
shall continue therein for one whole Tear, and untill a new Master of and for the said 
Company shall be Elected and sworn. And if it shall happen that the said Master so 
to be Elected, shall dye, or be removed before the end of his year, the Wardens and 
Assistants or the major part of them may forthwith at a Court of Assistants to be by 
the said Wardens appointed, proceed to a New Election in manner and form aforesaid, 
according to the Custom of the said Society, of some fit person being one of the said 
Court of Assistants, to serve in the Office or place of Master of the said Society for the 
remainder of that time which the deceased or removed Master ought to have served. 
And if any person chosen in such manner as is by this Ordinance appointed, to be 
Master of the said Society, shall refuse to accept the said Office and take the said Oath 
(having no reasonable or just Impediment that may hinder him so to doe, and which shall 
be allowed to be so by the Court of Assistants of the said Society or the major part of 
them then present) then such person so refusing to take upon him the Execution of the 
said Office, and to take the Oath aforesaid, shall for such his refusal pay forthwith to the 
said Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, the summe of Twenty pounds, unless upon his application 
to the Master, Wardens and Assistants or the major part of them in a Court of 
Assistants then present, they shall think fit to excuse him upon payment of a more 
moderate Fine, to be by them imposed, not under Ten pounds, to be paid to the said 
Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the JNIystery and Art of Stationers 
of the City of London. And the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of 
them in a Court or Courts of Assistants assembled, shall forthwith upon such refusal 
Elect in manner and form aforesaid one other fit person to be Master of the said Society 
instead of the person so refusing, and for such time as the person so refusing should have 
been Master if he had not refused : and untill there shall be a New Master chosen who 
shall take upon him the Execution of the said Office and take the said Oath, the same 
Method for Election shall be observed and Penalties incurred for refusal. 

ALSO it is Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part 
of them, shall according to their ancient usage at such Court of Assistants, to be 
held at the said usual time. Elect and choose one of the Members of the said Society 
(being qualified as aforesaid) to be first or Upper Warden of the said Society for one 
whole year from thence next ensuing ; Which person so Elected shall forthwith accept 
of the said Office, and take the Oath hereafter in these presents for that purpose 
appointed, and shall continue therein for One whole Tear, and untill some new first or 
Upper Warden shall be elected and chosen in his place, and shall bear an equal part 
with his Under- Warden in the making of an Election-Dinner for the Master, Wardens 
and Assistants and Livery, according to the ancient custom of this Company, (this 
Company making to him and the Under-warden the same allowance which hath been 
usually made to other Wardens upon the same occasion.) And in case of the death 
or removal of such first or Upper-warden, the Master, remaining Warden and 
Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, may forthwith proceed 
to a New Election in manner and form aforesaid, according to the Custom of the said 
Society, of some fit person, being one of the said Court of Assistants, to serve in the 
Office or Place of First or Upper-warden of the said Society for the remainder of that 

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[THE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



time which the deceased or removed First or Upper-Warden of the said Society ought to 
have served. And if any person chosen aa aforesaid to be First or Upper-warden of 
the said Society, shall refuse to accept of the said Office, and take the Oath in manner 
aforesaid (having no just or reasonable Impediment or Excuse that may hinder him so to 
doe, and which shall be allowed by the Master, "Wardens and Assistants of the said 
Society, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants) then such person so Elected 
and refusing to take upon him the Execution of the said Office, and to take the Oath 
aforesaid, shall for such his refusal forthwith pay to the said Master and Keepers or 
Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London 
aforesaid, the summe of Twenty four Pounds, except he Served or Fined for First or 
Upper-warden the preceding year, and then for his refusal in such Case he shall 
forfeit and pay but six pounds. But if any person shall be chosen first or Upper- 
warden as aforesaid, who never served first or Upper-warden of the said Society before, 
shall maKc his applications to the Court of Assistants, the said Master, Wardens and 
Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, if they think fit, may 
excuse him from serving in the said Office upon payment of a more moderate Fine, to be 
by them in a Court of Assistants imposed, not under Twelve pounds ; and that then 
the Master, remaining Warden and Assistants, or the major part of them, in a Court of 
Assistants, shall forthwith upon such refusal Elect in manner and form aforesaid, one 
other fit Person to be first or Upper-w^arden of the said Society instead of the person 
so refusing, and for such time as he should have served first or Upper-warden by such 
Election, if he had not refused, and untill there shall be a first or Upper- Warden 
chosen, who shall take upon him the Execution of the said Office, and take the said 
Oath, the same Method shall be observed, and Penalties incurred upon every such 
refusal. 

AN D it is likewise Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major 
part of them, according to their antient usage at such Courts of Assistants to be 
holden at such usual time shall Elect and choose one other Member of the said Society 
(being qualified as aforesaid) to be second or Under-warden of the said Society for One 
whole ye:ir from thence next ensuing ; which person so Elected shall forthwith accept 
the said Office, and take the Oath hereafter in these Presents for that purpose appointed, 
and shall continue therein for One whole year, and untill some one second or Under- 
warden shall be Elected and sworn in his place, and shall bear an Equal part with his 
Upper-warden in the making of an Election-Dinner for the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants and Livery, according to the ancient custom of this Company ; this Company 
making to him and his Upper-warden the same allowance which hath been usually made 
to other Wardens upon the same occasion. (And in case of the death or removal of 
such second or Under-warden, the Master, remaining Warden and Assistants, or the 
major part of them, may forthwith proceed to a New Election in manner and form afore- 
said, according to the custom of the said Society, of some fit person, being of the said 
Court of Assistants, to serve in the place or Office of second or Under-warden of the 
said Society, for the remainder of the time which the deceased or removed second or 
Under-warden ought to have served.) And if any person chosen as aforesaid, to be 
second or Uiuler-warden of the said Society shall refuse to accept the said Office, and to 
take the Oath in manner aforesaid (having no reasonable or just Impediment or Excuse 
that may hinder him so to doe, and which shall be so allowed by the Master, Wardens 
and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants) 
Then such person so Elected, and refusing to take upon him the Execution of the said 
Office, and take the Oath aforesaid, shall for such his Refusal forthwith pay to the 
Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers 
of the City of London, the summ of Twenty pounds ; But if such person that shall be so 
Elected, hath served Second or Uuder-warden the preceding year, then the said Master, 

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[THE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



"Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, if they 
think iit, may excuse him from the said Office, upon payment of some other smaller summe 
of money, so as it be not under Five pounds ; and although any person which shall be 
chosen second or Under-warden as aforesaid, hath not served second or under-Warden 
of the said Society before, yet if he shall make his application to the Court of Assistants, 
the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of 
assistants, if they shall think fit, may excuse him from serving in the said Office, upon 
payment of a smaller summe of Money than the said Twenty pounds, so as it be not under 
Ten pounds, and that then the Master, "Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of 
them in a Court of Assistants, shall forthwith upon such refusal Elect in manner and 
form aforesaid one other fit person to be Second or under-Warden of the said Society, 
instead of the person so refusing, and for such time as he should have served Second or 
under-Warden by such Election if he had not refused, and untill there shall be a 
second or under-Warden chosen, who shall take upon him the Execution of the said 
Office, and take the said Oath, the same method shall be observed, and penalties incurred 
upon every such refusal. 

A ND IT IS further Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said 
JLJL Society, or the major part of them shall and may from time to time, and at any time 
or times hereafter, when they shall think fit, at a Court of Assistants, make choice of 
such and so many of the Members of the said Society (who have paid their Fines for 
not serving, or else have served according to the Custom of the said Society in the 
Office or Place of Renter-warden of the said Society) as they or the major part of 
them shall think fit to be Assistants to the said Master and Wardens, and of common 
Council of the said Society ; and that every person and persons so chosen as aforesaid, 
shall before he or they take upon him or them his Office or place of an Assistant as 
aforesaid, or sit in any Court of Assistants of the said Society, take an Oath before the 
said Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them ; 
which Oath is to be administred in a Court of the Master, Wardens and Assistants of 
the said Society, or the major part of them, according to the form for that purpose here- 
after appointed. Every vvliich said person or persons so chosen to be an Assistant as 
aforesaid, shall after his being sworn as aforesaid, pay to the Clerk of the said Society 
for Administring the Oath, and Registring his Name, the usual Fee of Ten shillings^ 
and to the Beadle of the said Society his usual Fee of Five shillings. 

AND it is hereby likewise Ordained, That within some time convenient after the 
Election and Oath taken by the new Master and Wardens of the said Society as 
aforesaid, not exceeding two moneths, the last Master and Wardens, and every of them, 
shall give a true and just accompt in writing (unto such persons as shall be appointed 
by the then Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of 
them in a Court of Assistants, Auditors for that purpose) of all Jewels, Plate, Money, 
Linnen, Charters, Deeds, Evidences, Obligations, Writings, Books and Papers whatso- 
ever, and of all other Goods and Chattels whatsoever belonging to the said Society, and 
which did at any time come to his or their hands, charge or custody ; and shall likewise 
safely deliver them to the Master and Wardens then in being, together with his or their 
Key or Keys ; and also all other things whatsoever belonging to the said Society^ which 
are or were in his or their custody, and not accompted for, upon pain of Forfeiting to 
the use of the said Society for every Month that every such person or persons shall 
neglect to Accompt as aforesaid, or detain any of the said Premisses after the time 
limited hereby over and above the full value of the same (such person or persons having 
no just Impediment for so doing, which shall be so allowed by the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants) the summe of One hundred 
pounds. And it is likewise Ordained, that the said Accompts with the Inventory, and 

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guch other things as shall be so delivered up, shall immediately after the Auditing and 
Allowance thereof be fairly entred by the Clerk of the said Society into a Book for that 
purpose provided, which Book shall be safely kept by him in his Office. 

AN D also it is further Ordained, That the common Seal of the said Society, together 
with the Plate, Jewels, Goods, Charters, Writings, Evidences, and all other things 
belonging to the said Society, shall remain and be in one or more Chest or Chests, 
which said Chest or Chests shall also stand in the Hall or such other place as the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants 
shall direct, and to which there shall be three several Locks and Keys, the custody of 
one of which said Keys shall be in the Master of the said Society for the time being, the 
custody of another shall be in the first or upper Warden for the time being, and the 
custody of the third shall be in the second or under Warden for the time being, during 
their respective Offices, and untill their Accompts shall be audited only. And if it shall 
happen the said Master or either of the said Wardens to be sick or travail out of the said 
City, or shall absent himself for Fourteen days, that then in such case every such 
Master and Warden respectively shall leave his or their Key or Keys with some other 
honest and able person or persons, being one of the said Assistants, so that the said 
Companies affiiirs may not suffer prejudice by want thereof : Upon pain to forfeit for 
every such default to the said Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of 
the Mystery or Ajt of Stationers of the City of London aforesaid, the summe of Five 
pounds. 

ALSO it is further Ordained, That no Leases, Demises, Annuities, Grants, Gifts or 
Bargains and Sales of what nature or kind soever, of any House or Houses, Lands, 
Tenements, or other thing or things whatsoever appertaining to the said Society, nor 
any Obligations, Bills or Specialties whatsoever, shall at any time be granted by or pass 
under the Common Seal of the said Society, unless the same be ordered so to be by the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, 
upon pain that the Master and each Warden which shall be master or Warden at the 
time of such offence, offending contrary to this Ordinance, shall forthwith be Disfranchised, 
and pay each of them for such their Offence, to the Master and Keepers or wardens and 
Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London aforesaid, over 
and above the damage which the said Society shall receive for such their offence, the 
summe of one hundred pounds a piece. 

AN D also it is Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said 
Society, or the major part of them, in a Court of Assistants, when and as often as 
they shall think fit, may Elect, choose and admit into the Livery or Cloathing of the 
said Society, such person and persons free of the said Society, as they shall think fit ; 
and that after Election of any person into the Livery or Cloathing aforesaid, the 
Master of the said Society shall cause the Beadle of the said Society to put upon 
him so elected a Livery Gown, after the manner heretofore accustomed in the said 
Society ; and then the said Master shall put upon his shoulder a party-coloured Hood 
made after the usual manner ; after which the said Master and Wardens, each in their 
order, shall give to such person and persons his and their hands, saying these words, 
{Videlicet) BROTHER, you are Admitted to the Cloathing of this Company; or words 
to that effect ; and that every person which shall be elected and chosen of the Livery or 
Cloathing of the said Society, shall upon such his admission into the Livery or Cloathing 
as aforesaid, according to the ancient usage of the said Society, pay to the said Master 
and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London, the summe of Twenty pounds for a Fee or Income for such his or their 
admission as aforesaid, and to the Clerk of this Society his usual Fee of Ten shilling's, 
and to the Beadle of this Society his usual Fee of Five shillings ; and if any such person 

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80 elected into the Cloathing as aforesaid, shall refuse to accept thereof, having no 
reasonable cause, and to be so allowed by the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the 
major part of them, in a Court of Assistants ; then he shall pay to the Master and 
Keepers or Wardens and Comraiualty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of 
London, for such refusal, the sum of Forty pounds. 

AN D it is further Ordained, that all those who shall be of the Livery or Cloathing of 
the said Society, shall from time to time upon the Beadles summons for that purpose, 
meet at such place and time as shall be appointed by the Master and Wardens of the said 
Society ; and also that every person being duely summoned as aforesaid, and shall make 
default, not having a reasonable Excuse, or shall depart without the leave of the Master 
or Wardens, or one of them, shall for every such Default pay to the said Master and 
Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City 
of London, the summe of one Shilling. 

AN D also it is Ordained, That every year yearly in a Court of Assistants, to be holden 
as aforesaid, at the usual time, the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major 
part of them then present, may Elect and choose one honest, discreet and able man, being 
of the Livery of the said Society, who shall bear the Title of Kenter-warden of the said 
Society for One year next ensuing, and till another shall be chosen and sworn in his 
place ; and in case of the death or Removal of any Renter- warden, the Master, Wardens 
and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, shall forthwith 
proceed to a new Election of a Renter-warden in manner and form aforesaid ; which 
person so Elected, shall forthwith accept the said Office, and take the Oath hereafter for 
that purpose in these Presents mentioned, and also shall diligently attend the Master 
and Wardens upon their summons, and carefully collect and receive all Quarterages due 
from and payable by all and every or any of the members of this Society, and also all 
the Rents due to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery 
or Art of Stationers of the City of London, upon all or any Lease or Leases whatsoever, 
already made or hereafter to be made by the said Master and Keepers or Wardens and 
Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London ; and shall also 
at the usual time, to wit, within One month after some other person shall be sworn into 
the said Office or such other longer time as shall be appointed by the Master, Wardens 
and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants render to the said 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, or such other person as the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants shall appoint, a true, plain, perfect and just Accompt in writing, of all such 
Moneys which he hath received, and Disbursements whiih he hath made (during his time 
of being Renter-warden) for the use of the said Society, and shall speedily make pay- 
ment of what shall remain in his hands due upon such Accompt, and deliver his Books 
and all other Papers or things whatsoever, which may concern the said Society, to the 
Master and Wardens, or such other person or persons as the Master and Wardens shall 
appoint, upon pain that every person offending against this Ordinance, shall pay to the 
Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers 
of the City of London, for every months time that he shall after request or summons in 
that behalf made, refuse or delay to make such Accompt, the summe of Five pounds ; and 
for every months time (after such Accompt stated) that the Moneys which shall be due 
upon the foot of such accompt to the said Master and Keepers or Wardens and 
Comminalty of the mystery or art of Stationers of the City of London, or any part 
thereof shall remain unpaid, the sum of Five pounds (he having no reasonable Impedi- 
ment or Excuse which shall be so allowed by the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or 
the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, for his failor [failure'\ therein.) 

AN D further it is likewise Ordained, That after the Election of the Renter-warden 
by the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of 
Assistants, as aforesaid, if the person so Elected, shall refuse to accept the said Office, and 

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take the said Oath in manner aforesaid, having no reasonable or just Impediment or 
Excuse that may hinder him so to doe, and which shall be allowed by the Master, 
Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them in a Court of 
Assistants, then such person so Elected, and refusing to take upon him the Execution of 
the said office, shall for such his refusal forthwith pay to the Master and Keepers or 
Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of tlie City of London, 
the summe of Fifty pounds. But if any person which shall be chosen Renter-warden as 
aforesaid, shall make his application to the Court of Assistants, the said Master, 
Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, if they think 
fit, may excuse him upon payment of a smaller summe of money, so as it be not under the 
summe of Twenty four pounds. And also it is likewise ordained. That every person who 
shall hereafter serve in the said place or office of Eenter-warden to the said Society, 
according to the ancient usage of the said Society, shall every year u])on the day that the 
Lord Maior of London shall be presented and sworn at WestminHter (in the common 
Hall of the said Society) or at such other place as the Master and Wardens shall appoint, 
at his costs and charges find and provide one competent and sufficient Dinner for the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, and all the Members of the Livery of the said Society. 
And if default shall be made hereof, that then every such person shall forfeit and pay 
for such his default to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the 
Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, the sum of Fifty pounds. 

AND it is likewise Ordained, That after the Election of any person to be Renter- 
warden as aforesaid, and his accepting of the said Office, and taking of the said 
Oath, then the Master and Wardens of the said Society, or the major part of them in a 
Court of Assistants, shall forthwith proceed to the Election of an Assistant Renter 
warden, who is to be assistant upon all necessary occasions to the present Renter 
Warden, which said assistant Renter-warden the next year following, (or sooner, if the 
present Renter-warden should happen to dye or be removed) -at the usual time, 
according to the ancient Usage of the said Society, shall be elected for the succeeding 
year, if the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of 
Assistants, shall think fit. 

AN D also it is likewise Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the 
. said Society, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, shall and may 
when and as often as need shall require. Elect and choose one fit person to be Clerk of 
the said Society, for the entring and registring of all Decrees, Ordinances, Acts, 
Agreements, Orders and things whatsoever, made or to be made in their Courts or 
Assemblies aforesaid, and to do all other things pertinent to the said Office ; which said 
person so Elected, shall forthwith take the Oath for that purpose herein after appointed : 
And also the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of 
them in a Court of Assistants, may upon just and reasonable cause remove and dis- 
place such Clerk from his said Office, and in form aforesaid Elect another fit person for 
the Execution thereof. 

AN D also it is further Ordained, That the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the 
major part of them in a Court of Assistants, shall and may when and as often as 
need shall require. Elect and choose one fit person to be Beadle to the said Society, who 
shall take the Oath hereafter in these presents for that purpose appointed, and shall at 
all times be attendant upon the said Master, Wardens and Assistants in Court, and 
Master and Wardens out of Court, when he shall be thereunto required or commanded 
by them ; and shall also when he shall be thereunto required by the Master or Wardens 
of the said Society (and not otherwise) diligently summon and warn every one of the 
Assistants of the said Society, and others if he shall be so directed, to attend the said 
Master and Wardens at Courts or other Meetings which shall be appointed by the said 
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Master or "Wardens ; and also the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of 
them in Court, shall and may upon just and reasonable cause to them appearing, remove 
and displace such Beadle from his said OfEce, and in form aforesaid Elect one other fit 
person for the Execution thereof. 

AND it is hereby further Ordained, That the said Master and "Wardens [ ? and 
Assistants], or the major part of them in Court shall and may yearly according to 
the custom of the said Society, Elect and choose such and so many persons of the said 
Society as they shall think fit to attend the said Master, "Wardens, Assistants and 
Livery, as Whiflers or Ushers in any Services to which they shall be appointed, at such 
times and in such manner as shall be appointed by the said Master or "Wardens, 
upon pain that every person neglecting or refusing to attend as aforesaid, shall pay 
to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, the sum of Ten shillings. 

AN D also it is hereby further Ordained, That every person whatsoever that now is or 
hereafter shall be a member of the said Society, shall at all times from henceforth * 

contribute his proportion in common with others of the said Society, as is usual in other • • 

Companyea in London, of all charges, summe and summes of Money and Taxes whatsoever, 
which shall be at any time charged upon the said Company, or shall be Expended or 
necessary to be Expended for the welfare and good Estate of the said Company ; which 
proportionable part shall be assessed and imposed upon him by the said Master, Wardens 
and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them in Court, who are hereby 
Impowered to make such Assessements ; and that every person who shall refuse or delay 
to pay his proportionable share of money to be assessed as aforesaid, shall pay to the 
said Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, such reasonable Fine not exceeding Five pounds, over 
and above so much money which shall be assessed as aforesaid for any of the uses 
aforesaid, as the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part 
of them in Court shall think fit. 

AN D also it is likewise Ordained, That none of the members of the said Society shall, 
at any time hereafter, revile, abuse or defame in words or otherwise, the Master, 
Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or any of them, or any other member of the 
same Society, but shall at all times well demean themselves, and be of good behaviour 
and civil conversation both in word and deeds. And it is further Ordained, That if any 
person of the court of Assistants or common Council of this Society, sliall infringe this 
Ordinance, or any part thereof, he shall be lyable to be Expelled and put out of his place 
as an Assistant, or one of the common Council of the said Society ; and after such 
expulsion shall not be capable of being chosen again, untill he or they shall pay to the 
Master and Wardens of the said Society, such Fine not exceeding Five pounds as the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, 
shall Impose upon him or them for such his or their Offence ; and also upon pain that 
every other Member of the said Society offending against this Ordinance, shall forfeit 
and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art 
of Stationers of the City of London, such Fine not exceeding Twenty shillings as the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society, or the major part of them in a Court 
of Assistants, shall Impose upon him or them for such his or their Offence. 

AN D also it is further Ordained, That if any person being a Member of this Society, 
being of the Court of Assistants, or a Livery-man of the said Society, when com- 
manded by the Master and Wardens to attend in his Grown and Hood, shall at any c 
time render himself disobedient to the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, or any of 
them, or shall hold any private meeting, or give counsel to or confederate with any 

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person or persons, to resist or oppose the said Master, "Wardens and Assistants, or any 
of them, in their lawful Q-overnment, or shall do any act or thing which may in any wise 
prejudice the said Society, or may tend to the breach of any of the aforesaid lawfull 
constitutions and Ordinances, Then every person so offending, for such his Offence 
against any part of this Ordinance shall forfeit and pay to the Master and Keepers or 
Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, 
such Fine not exceeding Five pounds, as the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the 
major part of them in a Court of Assistants, shall impose upon him or them for such his 
or their Offence. 

AL S it is Ordained, That if the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Society ; 
or any of them, or any other Member of the said Society, shall at any time here- 
after, reveal, disclose or make known any of the lawful secrets, conferences or 
consultations of the said Society, tending to the discredit, damage or prejudice of the 
said Society, or any of the Governours, Officers or Members thereof. That then such 
person so offending, be he Master, Warden or one of the Assistants, shall be excluded 
from the Court of Assistants or common Council of the said Society, untill he hath paid 
such Fine, not exceeding the summe of Five pounds, as the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants, or the major part of them in Court, shall impose upon him or them for such 
his or their Offence. And every other member so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the 
Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the mystery or art of Stationers of 
the City of London, such Fine not exceeding Forty shillings, as the Master, 
Wardens and Assistants or the major part of them in a Court of Assistants, shall 
impose upon him or them. 

AND be it further Ordained, That when any difference or differences shall hereafter 
arise between any member and members of this Company for any Copy, Eight, 
or any thing relating to Printing, Book-selling or Book-biuding, That then before any 
Action or suit be commenced, they shall first make their application to the Master, 
Wardens and Assistants in a Court of Assistants, and give them true information of the 
ground and occasion of such Difference or controversie ; which said Master, Wardens 
and Assistants, in a Court of Assistants, are hereby authorized to hear all parties 
concerned, and to use their utmost Endeavours to compose such Difference and Differences, 
without the trouble and charge of going to Law ; upon pain that every member that 
shall for any of the Causes aforesaid commence any Suit or Suits, without application 
made as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and 
Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, the summe of 
Ten pounds. 

AN D whereas since the making of the late Act of Parliament made in his 
now Maiesties Reign, [14 Car. II., c. 33. 1662.] intituled An Act for preventing 
the frequent abuses in Printing Seditious, Treasonable and unlicensed Books and 
Pamphlets, and for regulating of Printing and Printing-presses, several members 
of the said Society have Erected Presses contrary to the said Act, and therewithal! 
have printed several seditious, treasonable, schismatical, scandalous and unlicensed 
Books and Pamphlets, to the great Scandal of the said Company, and the G-overn- 
ment thereof: For the future prevention whereof. It is hereby Ordained, That no 
Member of this Company shall hereafter Erect or cause to be Erected, any Press 
or Presses for Printing, or any Printing-house or Printing-houses ; nor shall know- 
ingly Demise or Lett, or suffer to be held or used any House, Vault or Cellar, or 
other Room whatsoever, for a Printing-house or place to print in, unless he or they who 
Erect such Press or Presses, Printing-house or Printing-houses, or shall so knowingly 
demise or lett such Houses, Cellar, Vault or Room, or suffer the same to be used, shall 
first give Notice to the Master and Wardens of the said Society, or one of them, of the 
Erecting such Presse or Presses, Printing-house or Printing-houses, or of such Demise, or 

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suffering to work or Print, upon pain of forfeiting the summe of Ten pounds for every 
Offence to be committed contrary to any of the Clauses of this Ordinance, and Forty 
shillings a day during every day that the same shall continue, to be paid to the Master 
and Keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London, to the use of the Poor of the said Company. 

AN D also it is further Ordained, That no Member or Members of the said Society, 
shall at any time from henceforth erect, or cause or procure or suffer to be erected 
any private Press or Presses, commonly called A Press in a hole, nor shall countenance, 
assist or contribute towards the erecting or setting up of any such private Presse or 
Presses, or shall knowingly accommodate, furnish, or supply any such private Presse or 
Presses, with Paper or any other materials for Printing, or contribute towards the same, 
or pay or contribute towards the payment of any Wages, Sallary or Hire, to any person 
or persons, for the working at any private Presse or Presses, or towards the payment of 
any Rent or Reward for any House or place where such private Presse or Presses shall be 
Erected and set up, or connive at or conceal any such Presse or Presses, House or 
Houses, place or places, or the Name or Names of any such person or persons that shall 
erect or cause to be erected, or contribute towards the erecting, furnishing, supplying, 
working at, or preparing work for any such private Presse or Presses, or shall willingly 
and knowingly buy, barter, or contract for any Impression or part of any Impression, of 
any Book or Books, or part of Book, Pamphlet or Paper ; or knowingly bind, stitch, put 
together for sale, publish, dispose, or disperse any Book, Pamphlet or Paper, which shall 
be Imprinted at any such private Presse or Presses, upon pain that every Member in any 
of the said cases offending, shall be lyable to be disfranchised for such Offence, or to pay 
to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, such reasonable Fine, not exceeding Fifty pounds, as 
the Master, Wardens and Assistants of the said Company, or the major part of them 
in a Court of Assistants, shall Impose upon him for such his Offence. And for the better 
discovery of all such private Printing-presses, commonly called Presses in Holes, it is 
further Ordained, That every person and persons that shall discover any such private 
Printing- Presse to the Master and Wardens of the said Society, or either of them, shall 
have the summ of Five pounds, or what more the Master or Wardens shall think fit, as a 
Reward for such his Service, to be paid to him out of the common Stock of the said 
Society, by the said Master or Wardens, or one of them, and shall be allowed in their 
or any of their Accompts. 

AND it is likewise further Ordained, That no member or members of the said 
Society, shall imploy either to work at the Case or Presse, or otherwise about his 
Printing, any Journeyman-Printer, Freeman or Foreigner, or other person whatsoever, 
that shall have offended in any of the cases mentioned in the Two last before-mentioned 
Ordinances, for the space of Three months next after due jjroof thereof made, either by 
Confession or otherwise, to the Court of Assistants of the said Society, and notice thereof 
given to the several Master-Printers of the said Society, without Licence from the 
Master or Wardens of the said Society first had and obtained ; Upon pain that every 
Member so offending after Notice given as aforesaid, shall forfeit and pay to the Master 
and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London, the summe of Ten shillings for every month that he or they shall Imploy 
such Offender or Offenders as aforesaid. 

AN D it is likewise further Ordained, That no member or members of the said Society, 
shall knowingly permit or suffer his Apprentice or Apprentices, or Covenant- 
Servants, at any time to work at any Presse or Presses, any matter or thing whatsoever 
prohibited by the said Act of Parliament, and the before-mentioned Two Ordinances : 
and that if any such Master- Printer shall at any time discover or know that any of his 

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Apprentices or Covenant-servants shall offend in any of the said Cases, That then such 
Master-Printer shall cause such Apprentice or Apprentices, or Covenant-servants, 
forthwith to be brought to the Chamberlain of the City of London for the time being, 
and make complaint of all such his and their Offences, to the end that such Offender and 
Offenders may be punished according to the ancient Custom of the said City, Upon 
pain that every Master- Printer not effectually putting in Execution this (')rdinance, or 
faintly prosecuting the same, shall forfeit and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens 
and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, the sum of 
Forty shillings. 

AN D it is also Ordained, That no Master- Printer, or other Printer or Workman, 
being a member of this Society, shall teach, direct or instruct any person or persons 
whatsoever, other than his or their own Legitimate Son or Sons, in this Art or Mystery 
of Printing, who is not actually bound as an Apprentice to some lawful authorised 
Printer ; Upon pain that every person so offending, shall forfeit and pay to the Master 
and Keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London, the summe of Five pounds. 

AN D also it is hereby further Ordained, That no member or members of the said 
Society, shall hereafter Erect or set up, or cause to be erected or set up, or 
countenance, or contribute to the Erecting or setting up of any Printing-presse or Presses, 
for any new Printing-house or Houses, or shall supply or furnish the same with any 
Materials for Printing, untill the now Legal Master-Printers and their Printing-houses 
be reduced* according to the direction of the aforesaid late Act of Parliament, Upon pain 
of forfeiting the summe of Fifty ponnds for every such Offence, and Twenty pounds 
a month for every month that the same shall continue, to be paid to the Master and 
Keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London. 

[* To Twenty, besides the King's Printers and the Printers for the Universities.] 

AN D it is also hereby further Ordained, That if any Journeyman Printer, or other 
person, being a member of the said Society, shall work at any private illegal Press, 
and not discover the same within Two days after such working as aforesaid, to the 
Master and Wardens of the said Society, or any of them, or shall knowingly work at or 
upon the Printing of any seditious or scandalous Book, Pamphlet or Paper, or any other 
Book or Books, or part of any Book or Books imprinted wrongfully and without leave 
or Assignment of the lawful Owner, the sole printing whereof lawfully belonging to the 
said Society, or to any other person or persons, or shall knowingly bind, stitch, or sow 
together any such Book or Books, That then such Journey-man Printer, or other person 
a« aforesaid, their or any of their Widows, shall not in any wise be admitted a Pensioner 
to the said Society. 

AND it is hereby further Ordained, That no person whatsoever, being a Member of 
this Company (Except his Majesties Printers, or their Assigns, who pretend an 
interest in the Statutes and Abridgment of Statutes by Grant from the King) shall 
at any time or times hereafter, print or cause to be printed the Statute-Books or 
common Law-Books herein after named ; That is to say, Poitltons Statutes, Coke upon 
Littleton, Cokes Entries or Reports, or any other Law-Books whatsoever, whereunto 
Edward Atkins Esq ; or his Assigns, now are or hereafter may be intituled, by vertue of 
Letters Patents to him granted. Upon pain that every Member of this Company (Except 
the Kings Printers and their Assigns aforesaid) offending in the premises, shall forfeit 
and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the Mystery or Art 
of Stationers of the City of London, for every Impression of the said Books before 
particularly named, or of any other Law-Books granted in the said Patent to the said 
Edward Atkins, printed contrary to the meaning of this Order, the summe of Two 
hundred pounds of lawful! money of England, in Trust for the said Edward Atkins. 

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ISMt ]$£|:^ILiitD to li( l^ciitr itt tfie ^^rmintfStirCng of the dTrcc-mand 

®aX% iittir a Jlrintcir €o)i» tfiercof to he IrcliftcrcJjr to 

(tterj) ittcmhcr of the miff Comyann treitltng 

(n the Stat(onet!5 ^raJ)rc« 

IT is hereby Ordained, that no Member or Members of this Company shall hereafter 
knowingly Imprint or cause to be Imprinted any Book, Pamphlet, Portraieture, 
Picture or Paper whereunto the Law requires a License, without such License as by 
the Law is directed for the Imprinting of the same. 

AN D in Case any Member as aforesaid shall henceforth know of the Imprinting, 
Binding, Stitching, Publishing or Dispersing of any such Book, Pamphlet, 
Portraieture, Picture or Paper as aforesaid, such Member or Members as aforesaid, shall 
from time to time disclose the same unto the Master or Wardens of the said Company 
•within Three dayes after the knowledge of such Offence committed, together with the 
Name or Names of such Person or Persons so offending ; "Which said Master or "Wardens 
upon such Information given, shall cause the same to be entred in a Book hereafter 
mentioned, within six dayes after such Information received, upon pain that every Person 
offending in either or any of these Cases, and having a part in the English Stock of this 
Company, the Profits of such part of his Stock for one year shall be sequestred, and 
paid into the hands of the Master and Keepers, or "Wardens and Comminalty of 
the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, to the use of the Poor 
of the said Corporation : Unless the Master, "Wardens and Assistants, with the Consent 
of EoGER L'EsTRANGB Esq ; or such Persons as hereafter shall have the like Power 
concerning the Press committed to them, as he now hath, upon hearing of the matter, 
shall according to the nature of the Offence think fit to mitigate the same. 

AN D, if any Person or Persons having no part in the English, Stock of this Company, 
shall offend in either or any of the Cases abovesaid. Then such Person or Persons 
shall forfeit and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens and Comminalty of the 
Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, to the use of the Poor of the said 
Corporation, the summe of Ten pounds ; Unless the Master, Wardens and Assistants, 
with the Consent of the said Roger L'Estrange Esq ; or of such Persons as shall 
succeed him in his Authority and Power as aforesaid, upon hearing of the Matter shall 
according to the Nature of the Offence think fit to mitigate the same. 

AN D, if any Person having and receiving a Pension from this Company, or that hath 
or shall have any of the Companyes Money in his or their hands upon Loan, shall 
offend in either or any of the Cases abovesaid, Then such Pension shall be taken away 
from such Pensioner, and all such Money which such person or persons as aforesaid, doth 
or shall owe to this Company, shall as soon as the same shall become due, be forthwith 
called in, and in default of payment, a speedy course at Law shall be taken by this 
Company for the Recovery thereof. 

AN D, if any Printer shall ofiend herein, such Printer shall not for One year next 
following such Offence, nor after One year expired without the Consent of the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, be employed in the doing of any work for or belonging 
to the English Stock of this Company. 

A Transcript S^c. 3 L 17 



iTHE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



AN D be it further Ordained, That for the Future shall be kept by the Clerk of this 
Company, two Books ; In one of which shall be fairly written such Informations 
given to the Master or "Wardens as aforesaid ; and in the other shall be fairly written, 
what Seditious, Scandalous, Treasonable and unlicensed Books and Pamphlets shall be 
seiz'd, and Discoveries thereof made, together with the Number of them, and the Persons 
from whom they were seiz'd : which Books shall be shewen to Eoger L'Estrange Esq ; 
when he shall think fit. 



Y 



O U shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 

now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm : And that 

you shall as Master well and truely Order and Govern all the Fellowship of this Mystery 

^- and Company of Stationers, whereof you are chosen Master for this present Tear, 

' i according to your best skill and Judgment : And the good Eules and Ordinances of this 

Company you shall keep, and see to be kept to the best of your power. 

So help you Ood. 

tCfie ffiStiirircnQ ©atft* 

YO U shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 
now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm : And that 
you shall as Wardens well and truely Order and Govern all the Fellowship of the Mystery 
and Company of Stationers, whereof you are now chosen Wardens for this present Tear, 
according to the best of your skill and knowledge : And the good Eules and Ordinances 
of this Company, you shall keep, and see to be kept according to the best of your 
power. 

So help you Ood. 

Wiit 3Fxtt-mtm ®atft» 

YO U shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 
now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm, and to be 
Obedient to the Master and Wardens of this Company in all lawfull manner : You shall 
also keep secret all the lawful Counsel of this Fellowship : And all manner of lawfull 
Eules and Ordinances for the good Ordering of the said Fellowship ye shall to the best 
of your skill observe and keep, and to your power ye shall be well willing, helping and 
furthering to the good Governance and Wealth of the same Fellowship, and shall not be 
party or privy in any Counsel or Device that may be to the hurt or hinderance of the 
same Company, or to the overthrowing and breaking of the good Laws and Ordinances 
of the same: But all such Practices, Counsels and Devices you shall disclose to the 
said Master and Wardens of the Company, and them labour to hinder and break so 
much as in you lyeth. 

So help you God. 

YO U shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 
now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm : Tou shall 
be Obedient in all lawfull manner to the Master and Wardens of this Fellowship : And 
you shall make true Entries of all such things as you shall be commanded by the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants for the time being, and faithfully keep all the Books 

I. 18 



[THE ORDINANCES OF THE COMPANY IN 1678.] 



and Records : And in all other things you shall well and truely demean yourself as 
Clerk of this Company, and the same to execute according to the best of your skill and 
knowledge. 

So help you God. 

You shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 
now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm : Tou shall 
be in all lawful manner obedient to the Master and "Wardens of this Company ; and all 
persons of the said Company when you are commanded you shall in due time lawfully 
summon and warn to the Assemblies of the same. All the lawful Counsel also and 
Secrets of this Company you shall well and truely keep : And all other lawful things 
appertaining to your Office you shall well and faithfully doe. 

So help you Ood. 

W\t ®atli of an %mi^Uni* 

You shall swear to be good and true to our Sovereign Lord the Kings Majesty that 
now is, and to his Heirs and Successors, Kings or Queens of this Eealm : And that 
you shall according to your best Skill and Judgement, with your Advice or otherwise, well 
and truely Assist the Master and Wardens of this Company, when there shall be Occasion : 
And the good Eules and Ordinances of this Company you shall keep, and see to be kept 
to the best of your power. 

So help you God. 



ALL which Orders, Rules, Ordmances and Oaths, in manner and form aforesaid 
7^ made, Wee the said Lord Chancellor of England, and Lord Chief Justices of 
either Bench, have seen, perused and Examined, and in Order to the preventing 
and avoiding of the Penalty inflicted by the aforesaid Statute upon the Execution of 
Ordinances not approved, as by the said Act is directed, (And as far forth as by Law 
we may) we do approve, ratifie and confirm. In Witness whereof, to these Presents, 
We the said Lord Chancellor of England, and Lord Chief Justices of either Benches, 
have hereunto subscribed our Names, and set our Seals, the Second day of February, 
in the Thirtieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, by the 
Grace of God King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, 
&c. Annoque Domini 1677 [i. e. 1678]. 

H. Finch, C. 
Richard Rainsford. 
Francis North. 

[From a British Muaeum copy, Press Mark 796. h. 21.] 

I. 19 



0rtriitn(tr> ScliiiSftr, ixntf Matte itn the 

anJjr €ominonaMs of 

the ittwstcrs itnir ^rt of 

stationers of Efte €itff of Honiion^ 

for tfte CiaHeU gotiornCng of that Soctetg* 

i OiV^D OiV; 
Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1682. 

^0 all to whom these Presents shall come, We the Right Honourable 
[Heneage] Earl of Not[t]ingham, Lord High Chancellour oi England, 
Sir Francis Pemberton Knight, Lord Chief Justice of his Majesties 
Court of Kings Bench at Westminster, and Sir Francis North Knight, 
Lord Chief Justice of his Majesties Court of Common Pleas at 
Westminster, send Greeting. Whrreas, in a Statute made in the 
Parliament holden at Westminster in the nineteenth Year of the 
Reign of the late King of famous Memory, Uenrij the Seventh, for the Weal 
and Profit of his Subjects, It was (among other things) Ordained, Established 
and Enacted, That no Master, Wardens and Fellowships of Crafts or Mysteries, 
or any of them, or any Rulers of Guilds and Fraternities, should take upon them 
to make any Acts or Ordinances, nor to Execute any Acts or Ordinances then 
afo remade, in Disinheritance or Diminution of the Prerogative of the King 
nor of any other, nor against the Common Profit of the People, Except the 
same Acts or Ordinances be Examined and Approved b)^ the Chancellor or 
Treasurer of England, or Chief Justices of either Benches, or Three of them, or before 
both the Justices of Assize in their Circuit or Progress in the Shire where such Acts 
or Ordinances be made, upon pain of Forfeiture of Forty pounds for every time that 
they do contrary, (as by the said Statute more plainly doth, and may appear.) 
Now KNOW ye, That the Master, and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the 
Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, Willing and desiring that the 
said Act of Parliament, be in all things duly observed and kept, the Seventh day of 
October, in the Three and thirtieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, 8(c. Annoque Domini One Thousand Six Hundred 
Eighty One, for the better regulating and ordering of the Corporation of Master, and 
Keepers or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the 
City of London, and for the preventing of Abuses and Misdemeanours, in and about 
Printing, Have presented unto us these under-written Ordinances by them ordained, 
devised, and made for the well-governing of their Corporation and Society, and every 
Member thereof, and have made their humble Suit and Req^uest to have theiri 

I. 20 




{ORDINANCES MADE ON THE \7^" A UGUST 1681.] 



(together with Ordinances at the same time presented) likewise 8et[t]led and estab- 
lished ; and that We the same Ordinances hereafter mentioned, and by them to us 
exhibited, would examine, correct and amend, and so approve them in due manner 
and form, as by the said Act of Parliament of the Nineteenth Year of King Henry 
the Seventh, is required. We therefore well considering and approving the said 
Supplication to be good and reasonable, according to their desire, and by the 
Authority of the said Act of Parliament to us given, the same Ordinances under- 
written, so to us exhibited, have seen, read and examined; the Tenor whereof 
hereafter folio weth in these Words. {Viz.) 

Sit an ag!5cittl»l» of the itta^tcr, jtnlr ^ttptx^ or ©ttarlrcttiS, attir 

Commonalto of the ittwistcrs or %xi of stationers of tUe Ctttf of 

Uon!ron> ftcljjr at their C^ontmon flJaU in the ]Jart!^h of Saint 

iHarttn 3Lutrgate> in the WiMti of iTarrtngJron iuithtn iiontron> 

on iEStelrnesiiran the i^etienteenth trau of %\x^mXt ^nno Domini 

®ne Sl^hottSianiir Si^ ftJunJxretr ©ifihtu antr ©ne, iTor the toell? 

Ooderning of the iWemherjs of this Com^ianii, the seljeral itabs 

anJx ©rDrinances hereafter mentionelr, toere then malre> 

enaeteJr, anJr ortrainetr ti» the ittaster> antr llee^iers or 

WtMtic\\% anJj C^omnionalti) of the ^i)Ster» or Slrt 

of Stationers of the €it» of UonDron> 

iti manner antr form foUotuing* 

I. 

»T IS OEDAINED, That no Member of this Company sbaU hereafter Print, uo Member of 
Publish, Sell, Bind, Stitch, or expose to Sale, or cause to be Printed, the company 
Published, Sold, Bound, Stitcht, or exposed to Sale, any Book, or puwishany 
Pamphlet, Portraicture, Picture, or Paper, unless such Printer or his'Name^tort. 
Printers as shall print the same, do thereunto Print his or their Name 
or Names, or the Name or Names of some Bookseller or Booksellers 
keeping a Shop in the City of London, or the Suburbs thereof, who 
shall put the same to Printing, upon pain of forfeiting to the Master, and Keepers or 
Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, The Penalty, 
the sum of Twenty pounds. 

II. 

AND A L S O it is ordained, That every year yearly in a Court of Assistants, to be 
holden for this Company at the usual time, the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or 
the Major Part of them then present, may Elect and Chuse Two Honest, Discreet and ,^^ BotAet to 
Able men being of the Livery of this Society, who shall bear the Title of Renter- Wardens chuse annuauy 
of this Society for one Tear next ensuing. And till others shall be chosen in their Place. Wardons.^'^ 
And in ease of the Death or Eemoval of any Eenter- Warden, the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants shall forthwith proceed to a new Election of another Eenter- Warden in or^Removai of 
Manner and Form aforesaid. Which Person so elected, shall forthwith accept the said the'soc/ety^'"' 
Office, and also shall diligently attend the Master and Wardens upon their Summons, proceed to a 
and carefully collect and receive all Quarteridge due from, and payable to this Company, 
by all and every, or any of the Members of this Company : And shall also at the usual 
times (to wit) within one Month after some other persons shall be admitted into the said 
Office, or such other longer time as shall be appointed by the Master, Wardens and 
Assistants, or the Major Part of them, in a Court of Assistants, render to the said Master, 

I. 21 




[ORDINANCES MADE ON THE 17^^^ A UGUST 1681.] 



An Account to 
be given by 
them of their 
Receipts and 
Disbursements. 



The Penalty for 
refusing to 
Account. 



The Penalty for 
refusing to 
execute the said 
Office. 

Upon Applica- 
tion, the Master, 
A-c. may excuse 
him, if they 
think fit, for a 
smaller Sum. 



A Dinner 



Wardens and Assistants, or such other Person as the Master, "Wardens and Assistants 
shall appoint, a true, plain, perfect and just Account in Writing, of all such Money, 
■which they or either of them have received, and Disbursements which they, or either of 
them made, during their time of being Eenter-Warden, for the use of this Company, 
And shall speedily make Payment of what shall remain in their or either of their 
Hands, due upon such Account, And deliver the Books and all other Papers and things 
whatsoever, which may concern this Company, to the Master and Wardens, or to such 
other Person or Persons as the Master and Wardens shall appoint ; upon pain. That every 
Person offending against thi* Ordinance, shall pay to the Master, and Keepers or 
Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, 
for every such Months time, that he shall after Request and Summons in that behalf 
made, refuse or delay to make such Account, the Sum of Five pounds ; and for every 
Months time after such Accompt stated. That the Moneys which shall be due upon the 
foot of such Account, to the said Master, and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of 
the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, or any part thereof shall 
remain unpaid, the sum of Five pounds (he having no reasonable Impediment or 
Excuse, which shall be so allowed by the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the Major 
Part of them, in a Court of Assistants, for his failure therein.) 

III. 

AND FURTHER it is Ordained, That after the Election of the Renter- Wardens, by 
the Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the Major Part of them, in a Court of Assist- 
ants as aforesaid, if either of the Persons so Elected, shall refuse to accept the said Office, 
having no reasonable or just Impediment or Excuse that may hinder him so to do, and 
which shall be allowed by the Master, Wardens and Assistants of this Company, or the 
Major Part of them in a Court of Assistants, then such Person so Elected, and refusing to 
take upon him the Execution of the said Office, shall, for such his Refusal, forthwith pay 
to the Master, and Keepers, or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, the sum of Forty pounds. But if any Person which 
shall be chosen Renter- Warden, as aforesaid, shall make his Application to the Court of 
Assistants, the said Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them in a 
Court of Assistants, if they think fit, may excuse him for a smaller Sum of Money, so as 
it be not under the sum of Twenty Four Founds. 

IV. 

AL S O it is Ordained, That the said two Renter- Wardens shall, according to the Usage 
of this Company, every year upon the day that the Lord Mayor of London shall be 
sworn at Westminster, in the Common Hall of this Company, or at such other place as 
the Master and Wardens shall appoint. At the Costs and Charges of the said Renter- 
wardens, find and provide a Competent and Sufficient Dinner for the Master, Wardens, 



*TOvidedb ^e ^^^ Assistants, and all the Members of the Livery of the said Society. And if Default 
Renter-Wardens shall be made thereof, That then every such Person that shall make Default therein, 
i'// ° ^^^' shall forfeit and pay for such Default to the Master, and Keepers or Wardens, and 

Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, the sum of Forty 

pounds of Lawful Money of I^ngland. 

V. 

AND WHEREAS several Members of this Company have great part of their Estates 
in Copies ; and by ancient Usage of this Company, when any Book or Copy is duly 
Entred in the Register Book of this Company, to any Member or Members of this 
Company, such Person to whom such Entry is made, is, and always hath been reputed 
and taken to be Proprietor of such Book or Copy, and ought to have the sole 
Printing thereof; which Priviledg[e] and Interest is now of late often violated and 
abused : 
I. 22 



Entrance of 
Copies. 



[ORDINANCES MADE ON THE 17^" A UGUST 1681.] 



IT is therefore Ordained, That where any Entry or Entries, is, or are, or hereafter 
shall be duly made of any Book or Copy in the said Register- Book of this Company, by, 
or for any Member or Members of this Company ; That in such case, if any other 
Member or Members of this Company shall then after, without the License or Consent 
of such Member or Members of this Company, for whom such Entry is duly made in the 
Eegister Book of this Company, or his or their Assignee or Assigns, Print, or cause to 
be Printed, Import or cause to be Imported from beyond the Seas, or elsewhere, any 
such Copy or Copies, Book or Books, or any part of any such Copy or Copies, Book or 
Books, or shall sell, bind, stitch, or expose the same, or any part or parts thereof to sale, 
That then such Member or Members so offending, shall forfeit to the Master and 
Keepers, or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City xhe Penalty of 
of London, the sum of Twelve Pence for every such Copy or Copies, Book or Books, or JJat PrSuo 
any part of such Copy or Copies, Book or Books Imprinted, Imported, sold, bound, Publishes an- 
stitcht, and exposed to sale contrary hereunto. " "" °^^' 



A 



VI. 

N D A L S it is Ordained, That the Master and Wardens of this Company, or any 
one of them, shall and may at any Convenient time, with such Assistance as they shall 



The Penalty for 



think fit, enter into the Printing-house, Warehouse, or Place, or Printing-houses, or wal-denf may"*^ 
Ware-houses, or Places of any of the Members of this CompanyJ: And also into the ??*«'".''"y 

X •/ ' PriiitiTiff- house 

Shops and Ware-houses of any Stationer, Bookseller or Bookbinder, being a Member of <tc. to search. 

this Company, to see what is there Imprinting and Imprinted, Binding or Stitching. 

And in case any Member or Members of this Company shall refuse to open his or their 

Door or Doors, and to shew the said Master and Wardens, or either of them so entring, 

upon his, or their Bequest, his or their Printing-house, and Place of Printing, Shop, or 

Warehouse, or Work-house, and what he hath in his House Printed by him, and is there 

Printing, Bound, Stitching or Binding ; That then such Member and Members shall 

forfeit to the said Master and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or 

Art of Stationers of the City of London, for such his and their Eefusal, the sum of Ten refurfng"^ 

Pounds. Admittance. 

VII. 

WHEREAS His most excellent Majesty, King Charles the Second that now is, by 
his Letters Patents under the Great Seal oi England, bearing Date the Eleventh 
Day of October, in the Eighteenth year of his Reign, did grant unto the Master, and 
Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City 
of London, and their Successors, Licence, Authority and Privileg[e] only to Print, Utter 
and Sell the several Books therein to them particularly mentioned, for a Term of years 
yet in being ; It is therefore Ordained, That if any Member or Members of this Company -nig penalty of 
shall hereafter, during the Continuance of the Term in the foresaid Letters Patents a Member that 
granted without the License or Consent of the said Master and Keepers or Wardens, import from 
and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, Imprint, or durii'g thTierm 
cause to be Imprinted, or Import, or bring in, or cause to be Imported, or brought into ^ueraPateiS 
this Kingdom of England from any Parts beyond the Seas, or elsewhere ; Or bind, sell, any Book or 
stitch, or put to sale any such Book or Books, or part of any such Book or Books so part of them, 
imprinted, imported, bound, stitcht, or put to sale contrary hereunto. That then such J^'thTiiaste^"' 
Member and Members of this Company shall forfeit and pay to the Master, and Keepers •*'• 
or Wardens and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, 
for every such Book or part of Book so imprinted, imported, bound, stitcht, or sold 
contrary hereunto, the sum of Twelve pence. 

VIII. 

AND it is further Ordained, That where the sole Printing of any Copy or Copies, owners of 
Book or Books, is already granted to any Member or Members of this Company, Copies by his 
by any Letters Patents of his now Majesty, or any of his Royal Predecessors, Kings or Letters Patents. 

I. 23 



[ORDINANCES MADE ON THE 17^" A UGUST 1681.] 



The Penalty for 
a Member of the 
Company to 
Print or cause 
to be Imported 
from beyond the 
Sea, siich 
Owners Copies. 



The Master and 
Wardens, (t*c. 
have power to 
admit such 
Member or 
Members, as 
they shall think 
fit, into the 
Livery. 



The Penalty for 
refusing to 
accept thereof 
without a 
reasonable 
Cause. 



Queens of this Realm, or where the Printing of any Copy or Copies, Book or Books, is 
by any Letters Patents granted to any Person or Persons, not being a Member or 
Members of this Company, to his and their own use ; Or when the Printing of any Copy 
or Copies, Book or Books, hereafter shall be granted by his now Majesty, or any of Hia 
Royal Successors, to any Member or Members of this Company, to hia and their own 
Use ; Or such Letters Patents shall be duly and legally assigned to any Member or 
Members of this Company, to his and their own Use ; Then if any other Member or 
Members of this Company shall without the License or Consent of such Owner or 
Owners, or the Executors, or Administrators of such Owner or Owners (being a Member 
or Members of this Company) of such Copy or Copies, Book or Books, or part of such 
Copy or Copies, Book or Books, Print or cause to be Printed, or Import, or bring in, 
or cause to be Imported, or brought into this Kingdom of England irom any Parts beyond 
the Seas, or elsewhere, or bind, sell, stitch, or put to sale any such Copy or Copies, 
Book or Books, or Part of any such Copy or Copies, Book or Books so Imprinted, 
Imported, bound, sticht, or sold contrary hereunto. Then such Member or Members so 
offending, shall forfeit and pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty 
of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, for such his and their Offence, 
the Sum of Twelve pence for every such Book, and part of Book so Imprinted, Imported, 
bound, stitcht, or sold contrary hereunto. 

IX. 

AN D it is Ordained, Tliat the Master, "Wardens and Assistants of this Company, or 
the major Part of them in a Court of Assistants to be held according to the Usage 
of this Company, when, and as often as they shall think iit, may Elect and Admit such 
Member and Members of this Company into the Livery or Cloathing of this Company, 
as they shall think fit ; Which Person so to be elected and chosen, shall, upon such his 
Admission into the Livery or Cloathing as aforesaid, pay to the said Master and Keepers 
or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, 
the Sum of Tweaty pounds for a Pee or Ineumbe for such his or their Admission as 
aforesaid. And if any such Person so elected into the Livery or Cloathing as aforesaid, 
shall refuse to accept thereof, having no reasonable Cause, and to be so allowed by the 
Master, Wardens and Assistants, or the major part of them, in a Court of Assistants, 
then he shall pay to the Master and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the 
Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, for such his Refusal, the sum of 
Forty Pounds. , 

TTTHICH said Ordinances in manner and form aforesaid made at the Request of 
the said Master, and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or 
Art of Stationers of the Citj of London, by the Authority and Vertue of the said Act 
of Parliament made in the Nineteenth Year of the said King Henry the Seventh : 
We the said Lord Chancellor and Chief Justices aforesaid, have also seen, perused 
and examined, and in order to the preventing and avoiding the Penalty inflicted by 
the aforesaid Statute upon the Execution of Ordinances not approved, as by the said 
Act is directed, (as far forth as by Law we may) we do approve, ratifie and confirm. 
In Witness whereof, We the said Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justices of either 
Benches, have hereunto subscribed our Names, and set our Seals the said Seventh 
day of October in the Three and Thirtieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord 
CHARLES the Second, by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and 
Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, 8fc. Annoque Domini 1681. 

Not [t] INGHAM C. 

Francis Pemberton, 

T OA [From & British Museum copy, Press Hark 419. f. 17.] FrANCIS NoRTH 




sin ®r&tn;*nce 

0t:tritCn(tr> Bcbi^ctt itntr fiXntic iSs the 

anH Contmonaltfi of 

tftc iW»stcr» or Slrt of 

Stationers of tht €it» of Honl^on, 

for tUe WtcU GotKrning of that Sorut^* 

LONDON: 
Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1683. 

JO all Christian People to whom these Presents shall come, We the Right 
Honorable, Sir Fkancis North Knight, Lord Keeper of the Great Seal 
of England, Sir Edmund Saunders, Knight, Lord Chief Justice of His 
Majesties Court of Kings Bench, and Sir Francis Pemberton Knight, 
Lord Chief Justice of His Majesties Court of Common Picas at West- 
minster, send Greeting. Whereas in a Statute made in the Parliament 
holden at Westminster in the Nineteenth Year of the Reign of the late 
King of famous Memory, Henri/ the Seventh, for the Weal and Profit of his Subjects, 
It was (amongst other things) Ordained, Established, and Enacted, That no Master, 
Wardens and Fellowships of Crafts or Mysteries, or any of them, or any Rulers of 
Guilds and Fraternities, should take upon them to make any Acts or Ordinances, 
nor to execute any Acts or Ordinances then aforemade, in Disinheritance or 
Diminution of the Prerogative of the King, nor of any other, nor against the Com- 
mon| Profit of the People, Except the same Acts or Ordinances be Examined and 
Approved by the Chancellor or Treasurer of England, or Chief Justices of either 
Benches, or Three of them, or before both the Justices of Assize in their Circuit 
or Progress in the Shire where such Acts or Ordinances be made, upon pain 
of Forfeiture of Forty pounds for every time that they do contrary, (as by the said 
Statute more plainly doth and may appear.) Now know ye. That the Master, 
and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers 
of the City of London, Willing and desiring that the said Act of Parliament be 
in all things duly observed and kept. The Tenth day of February, in the Five 
and thirtieth Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second, 
by the Grace of God, of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender 
of the Faith, 8fc. Annoque Domini One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty Two, 
for the better Regulating and Ordering of the Corporation of them the said 
Master, and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of 
Stationers of the City of London, and for the preventing of Abuses and Mis- 
demeanours in and about Printing, Have presented unto us this underwritten 
Ordinance by them Ordained, Devised, and Made for the well-governing of their 
Corporation and Society, and every Member thereof, and have made their Humble 
Suit and Request to us to Examine, Correct, Amend, and to Approve thereof in such 
manner and form, as by the said Act of Parliament made in the said Nineteenth 
Year of King Henry the Seventh, is required. We therefore well considering and 
approving the said Supplication to be good and reasonable, according to their desire, 
and by the Authority of the said Act of Parliament to us given, the same Ordinance 
under-written, so to us exhibited, have seen, read, and examined ; the Tenor 
whereof hereafter foUoweth in these words, ( Viz.) 

A Transcript ^c. 4 I. 26 




UNORDINANCE MADE ON THE 6^^ DECEMBER 1682.] 



%i an ^!59cm<il» of tfic iWitf5ter> antr '^ttptt^ or SUairJrciis, anJr 

Common alti; of t\\t iWostern or ^rt of Stationers of the €it» 

of Uontrott, ticllr at tftetr Common f^aU xm the ^art$U of St» 

ittarttn UttHrgate> in tftc ©ttarlr of iriirringtron tutthtn iLontron> 

on SHeJjrnestraM the st|rth Iran of Sceemticr, ^nno Domini ©nc 

^hotti^antr Sijc flJunDrrclir Cigltto antr ^iuo, ifor the tuell? 

goderning of the iWemhers of this Com]}ann> X\vt itabi anJr 

©rtrinance hereafter mentioneJr, toas then maire> enaetetr, antr 

orlrainelr h» the itlaster, antr Kee^iers or 81tarlren9> anJr 

Commonaltu of the ittnstern or %xt of Stationers of the 

Citn of ilontronj in manner antr form foUotiiing> tli^ 

! H E E E A s, It hath been the Ancient Usage of the Members of this 
Company, for the Printer or Printers, Publisher or Publishers of all 
Books, Pamphlets, Ballads, and Papers, (except what are granted by 
Letters Pattents under the Great Seal of England) to Enter into the 
Publick Register-Book of this Company, remaining with the Clerk of 
this Company for the time being, in his or their own Name or Names, 
All Books, Pamphlets, Ballads, and Papers whatsoever, by him or them to 
be Printed or Published, before the same Book, Pamphlet, Ballad, or Paper is begun 
to be Printed, To the end that the Printer or Publisher thereof may be known, to 
justifie whatsoever shall be therein contained, and have no Excuse for the Printing or 
Publishing thereof; which Usage this Company now taking into their Consideration, 
do think that the due Observation thereof may be a means to prevent the Printing 
and Publishing of Treasonable, Seditious, and Scandalous Books, Pamphlets, Libels, 
and Papers, or Discover the Printers or Publishers thereof. 

IT IS THEREFORE Oedained, That all and every Member or Members of this 
Company shall before the Printing or reprinting of any Book, Pamphlet, Ballad, or Paper 
(except what are granted under the Great Seal of England as aforesaid) in his own Person 
cause to be Entred into the Register-Book of this Company (remaining in the Custody of 
the Clerk of this Company, paying the usual Fees for the entring thereof) in his and 
their own Name and Names in words at length, the Title of all and every Book, Pamphlet, 
and Paper, that he or they shall hereafter Print or Publish, or cause to be Printed or 
Published. And to which Entry he or they shall set and subscribe his and their 
respective Name and Names ; upon pain of forfeiting to the Master, and Keepers or 
"Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art of Stationers of the City of London, 
Twenty pounds ; to be by them Recovered by Action of Debt, to their own Use. 

WHICH said. Ordinance in manner and form aforesaid, made at the Request of the 
said Master and Keepers or Wardens, and Commonalty of the Mystery or Art 
of Stationers of the City of London, by the Authority and Vertue of the said Act of 
Parliament made in the Nineteenth Year of the said King Henry the Seventh, and 
for the preventing of the Penalty inflicted by the aforesaid Statute upon the 
Execution of Ordinances not approved, as by the said Act is directed, (as far forth as 
by Law we may) We tlie said Lord Keeper, and Lords Chief Justices of either 
Benches, do Approve, Ratifie, and Confirm. In Witness whereof, We the said Lord 
Keeper, and Lords Chief Justices of either Benches, have hereunto subscribed our 
Names, and set our Seals the said Tenth day of February, in the Five and Thirtieth 
Year of the lleign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second, by the Grace of God 
of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &;c. Annoque 
Domini 1682. F. North, C S. 

Edmund Saunders. 
Francis Pemberton. 

[From a British Uuseum copy, Preaa Hark 796. h. 21,] 

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itHIS Transcript is designed to take the place of the original Registers it 
represents ; should they ever by any woeful calamity, and in spite of the 
unwearying care with which they have been and are preserved, be 
destroyed. Especially therefore as this limited impression might thus 
become the sole repository of the information they contain ; it seems 
obligatory to give here some precise information as to the method pursued both in the 
transliteration of the written record into type, and as to the admission of illustrative 
matter into its pages. 

The entire work is intended to form a vast mass of materials of so high an authority 
as not to be capable of contradiction in that which they assert ; and this it is further 
intended to systematize and arrange in a condensed form in the Appendix. 

TEXT. 

1. When the great preliminary obstacle of money had been so far overcome as to justify 
the Transcript being proceeded with : there came an almost overpowering despondency 
from the bulk of it. Leisure moments only were available for its execution : and it 
did seem for a time that it could not be accomplished within a reasonable period. The 
actual process of all good correction is very slow, and there were 2500 pages to verify, 
each varying from the other in the nature, amount, and arrangement of its contents ; 
so that it appeared quite possible that the work would drag on for years, and that — 
ever exposed to the eventualities and uncertainties of human life — it might fail of 
accomplishment after all. 

Most strenuous efforts were therefore made to settle the endless questions of detail 
that sprang up : so that it was not till May 1874 that the first sheet went through the 
press : and within the following eight months this First Volume is issued, and half of 
the Second is in type. 

2. The next difficulty arose out of the bewildering multiplicity of names. It is quite 
possible that there will be forty thousand real or fictitious names in this Transcript. 
So that it was Tsry needful to make some kind of distinction by means of variety of 
type. 

A broad demarcation was at once obtained by placing the names of all members, 
whether Freemen or Brethren, of the Stationers' Brotherhood or Company, so far as 
they could be ascertained, in a special type technically known as ' Clarendon,' as 
John Cawood, Reginald Wolf, John Day, &c. 

This may be taken as a general rule : but it has not been always possible to carry it 
out with accuracy. The Reader must consider the Transcript as a kind of journey, in 
which only that ground is gained which has been overpassed. It was not possible to 
prepare so large a manuscript in advance. Only as sheets came up from the printers, could 
the Text be annotated and referenced : so that though a very strong effort has been thus 
made to illumine the Text, and especially to make it its own interpreter ; the notes look 

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backwards on what was already printed rather than forward on what was still in 
MS. Thus important points in the lives of the printers have only turned up far on in 
the Text ; and so erroi-s have occurred in the marking, which will, however, be rectiiied 
in the Indices, &e. 

Thus it might have been supposed that as it was an act of defiance to the Stationers' Chai-ter for anyone 
not of the Company to print, that John Chabiewood, after he had been summoned with his two 
apprentices before the City Chamberlain in 1559, at p. 106, had joined this Company by 1562, when 
(at p. 202) the first book is entered to him : but it appears from II. 85 that he was a member of the 
Grocers' Company down to about 1574, and therefore that his translation must have occurred in the period 
of the lost Register. 

So John Kingston, a simple bookseller in 1577, see p. Ill ; keeps two presses in 1583, seep. 248 : 
although he appears at neither dates to have been a member of this Company. 

Thus also John Wolf is apprenticed to John Day on the 25th March 1562, at p. 172 ; obtains his 
freedom in the Fishmongers' Company ; and is retransferred to his old Company on 1st July 1583, 
see II. 688. 

Humphrey Toy also, after having served two years as Under Warden in 1571 — 3, seep^. 451 — 465 ; 
turns up as a member of the Merchant Tailors' Company in 1583, see II. 117. 

So — not to multiply instances — it has not been possible in our present imperfect 
knowledge of the Lives of the Stationers, always to mark the name aright. Nevertheless 
the distinction will be found of very great use : and if the type in this and other eases 
be not always accurate, it may be hoped that the name itself is. 

3. The next decision was to expand all contractions whatsoever. There is no 
principle or constancy in them, much less any philological value. It must be remem- 
bered that the Officers of the Company had not the faintest idea of the importance that 
posterity would attach to the Registers. So long as their records sufficed for the 
business purposes of the Society, that sufficed for them. Each Clerk — true to human 
nature — began his duties with a punctilious transcription of the utmost details of the 
various formulae of entry : but as familiarity and confidence increased, they not only 
abbreviated as it pleased them, but their writing often degenerated into a mere scribble. 
So that among the Apprentice-Entries of Volume II, ' c & stac of L ' have been 
expanded into ' citizen and staconer of London.' How Richard Collins would have 
opened his eyes could he have foreseen that three hundred years after he had penned 
his entries, the magnifying glass would be used to ascertain whether he meant a 
particular D or W for a capital letter or not ; and that those superfluous strokes / / /, 
the labour of an idle moment, would also be reproduced ! Yet this has been done : 
not from a desire for a Chinese imitation ; but from a conviction that if these minutia 
be attended to, it will be hardly possible that anything of the mind of the Text can be 
omitted in the Transcript. 

All partially written Christian names have been expanded ; as Rye Jones has been 
printed Rycliard Jones. 

Buildings, Places, and Countries have usually had a Capital put for their first letter ; 
whether in the Text or not. As ' Powles ', and not ' powles ' ; ' Pultrye ', and not 
' pultrye ' ; ' Brabant ', and not ' brabant ' ; ' Pfraunce ', and not ' ffraunce '. 

Names of persons generally, and in the Book Entries of authors real or fictitious, have 
been placed in Eomau Small Capitals, as "William Payntee, Thomas norton, Thomas 
Saokvtlb. 

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Names of authors used to represent one or all of their works in Italic Capitals, as 
GILDAS, MARCVS TVLLIOVS GIGEBO, ALBEBTVS MAGJtTFS, JVSTIJST. 

The titles of books, not being mere descriptions, have been printed in Italic type, &c. 

Names in the book-titles have been put in Italic Small Capitals — PzASADAS, 
AffeLLES, Salmaces, &c. : but it has not been possible to do this in the annotations, 
as no such type exists in that size. Indeed it will be evident that all the other dis- 
tinctions employed already strained the resources of typography very severely. 

Lastly, Messrs Childs & Son have glorified the Transcript with the Black Letter 
headings : and still yielding to my further exactions, have furnished the following 
peculiar Italic letter wherewith to mark the autographs, as 

Receiuedhyvs William, Scres) 

y ^^ , , ^ Wardens 

by me Jawies troneld} 

All these distinctions being at length arrived at : the ' copy ' of the Registers was 
marked accordingly, a work of considerable time and trouble. The printed ' proof ' of 
this was carefully corrected ; and another, a ' final revise ' in most cases sufficed 
to give satisfaction as to accuracy : but crotchetty sheets were often checked once 
or twice in addition to this. 

The result is, that so far as human imperfection wUl permit, the Text — after the 
Corrigenda have been applied — may be accepted as correct. 

All matter in square brackets [ ] has been supplied. This, as regards the Text, 
chiefly consists of dates, references, or modem names of places. As some copies of 
the Transcript will be preserved on the Continent, it has been thought that these 
matters cannot be made too simple : while knowing the common confusion of the old 
English legal style commencing 25th March, with the Julian style beginning on the 1st 
January, and also how easy it always is to mistake a year, dates have been inserted 
on every possible occasion. 

It will be remembered that permission has not been granted by the Company for 
a complete Transcript ; but only for — 

a. All entries relating to books. 

^. All other entries relating to the careers of individual printers, binders, 

publishers, and other members of the Company, 
y. The dinner-bills 1557 — 1560, with some other similar items ; alfording 
data towards the history of wages, prices of food, <fcc., in London. 
The number of entries omitted has been noted as they occur. 

ILLUSTRATIONS. 

The original estimate for the Transcript proposed merely the bare Text. As stated 
in the Prospectus, " Notes are not contemplated — the Text being a sufficiently herculean 
task of itself — but some help will be afforded, as far as time may permit." Such fresh 
matter, it is evident, would entail both additional expense and great labour. 

The superlative importance of the Work to the present and future Anglo-Saxon race 

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has, however, spurred to extra efforts : so that — without materially retarding the issue — 
a large mass of illustrative matter has been or will be included in the Transcript ; which, 
being both contemporary and authoritative, will be found to illumine the Text in a most 
remarkable manner. A list of the pieces justificatives in this Volume will be found at 
pp. ix — xii arranged in a chronological order, which it has not been possible to obtain in 
the Text. 

Nothing has been so admitted that is not of an equal authority with the Text : so 
that it is hoped that the entire Transcript wiU. constitute a great Collection of information 
of the highest possible value in reference to its period of the Literature of England. 

With regard to the minor annotations, some relating to the Book Entries may be here 

noticed. Among the earlier of these are some relating to fugitive black-letter ballads 

and broadsides which are only now known to be extant in two of the chief modern 

private collections in England. They formed the 'famous Suffolk Collection' respecting 

which that best of living English authorities on Ballads, Mr W. Chappell, F.S.A., thus 

writes : — 

It seems originally to have numbered from 175 to 200 ballads. The portion retained by Mr Daniel 
till his death was purchased at the auction of this library by Mr Henry Huth, and the other portion, 
which had passed from Mr Daniel's hands into those of Thorpe, the bookseller, was sold by Thorpe to 
Mr Heber. At Heber's auction it was purchased by the late Mr W. H. Miller of Britwell, and from 
him it descended to the present owner of Britwell, Mr S. Chbistie-Miller. — Introduction to Moxburghe 
Ballads; Ballad Society, 1871. 

Mr John Payne Collier, E.S.A., the Nestor of all Hying E-estorers of our Old 
Literature to modern thought, reprinted eighteen of Mr Heber's portion now at 
Britwell, in a collection of Old Ballads from Early Printed Copies. 1840, which was the 
opening volume of the Percy Society's issues. Mr HrTH reprinted 79 of his ballads, 
&c., in 1867, under the title of Ancient Ballads and Broadsides for the ' Philobiblon 
Society ', 50 copies only printed : while Mr Christie-Miller has more recently 
printed, in probably still fewer numbers, a thin " Alphabetical List of Black Letter 
Ballads and Broadsides known as the Seber Collection in the possession of S. Christie- 
Miller, JSsq., Britwell, Bucks. London : 1872." The mere beholding of a copy of this 
superlatively rare List with its vellum and gold cover, is a ' sight for sore eyes.' 

These ballads being so early and so very rare, we have thought it very important 
to refer to such as we have been able to indicate, especially to those in the two 
privately-printed gift books : and in so doing we have had great pleasure in associating 
with this Transcript over the wide world and to all coming time, the names of these 
three English gentlemen ; of whose liberality in fruitful suggestions or in the loan of 
rare and costly works for printing we have had personal experience, and who have 
been doing such a great and good work by the incessant vigilance of their search 
for the yet hidden treasures of our Golden Age. 

One final request must here be made as this Volume passes into the bands of the 
Eeader, viz : That its contents may be at once subjected to the severest possible 
scrutiny ; so that any hitherto unapparent errors may be corrected in the final List of 
Corrigenda to be included in the last Volume. 
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[It must not be forgotten that the primary intention of this First Register was chiefly that it 
should be a permanent Record of the Wardens' annual Cash Accounts. 




m^H^ 




It is to be noted that this Fiist Register is not actually lettered A, though it was so considered ; the 
next Register being lettered B. The only external lettering, &c. is " wardens accoimts " written on a 
small piece of paper and pasted at the top of the back of the volume. 

It is suggested that the Reader should here banish from his mind all the later information contained in 
the Introduction, &c., and go back in his imagination to the year 1554 a.d.] 

I. 31 



rOnly one of the entries on this page is of any authority or value ; and that is the 
following, which is a memorandum apparently of anterior date to everything else in the 
Registers, and wliich has been cut out of some earlier book belonging to the Brother- 
hood and pasted on to this page.] 



Anno 1550. tlie 13 of marcli Maister Sholmeley of Lincolns inne 
promised to be of counsaile witli the companie of Stationers when 
they shuld eonuenientlye Desyre him 



JRAnulphus Cliolmeley 

to he of Councell vt stipulatio. 



[ JWas this the Ralph Cholmonlet, Esq., who married Elizabeth, the widow of 
RoBSBT Repjuk the printer : see Herbert, Typ. Ant. 404, Ed. 1785.] 



[The two following notes are comparatively modem, and of no value. This occm-s on 
the parchment fly-leaf in front of the Register.] 

Mr Garrett. Pray fails not get Mr Eveesdens Lease sealed to night 



[The following is still more recent. This is writt«n on the first paper fly-leaf.] 

The Entry of Copies prior to 1576 (where book B commences) are classed 
every year in this book, under the respective wardens accounts ; from the 
time of the Incorporation, to the year 1571. 

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[ H. c«£?^ ] ^ ix^kwray. 9 Decciuber 1 5 54 — 1 8 July 1 5 5 7 . 1 ] 

'"'rSf'- Efiisi ffjS tHWacttitttite 

fienrg ©oofte iSHairlififns 

of the Compiitttt jtnTr mc^ti^rs of ^tacton^rii / 
for all iSttdic iiommci^ of monjie bhCdt hath 
commc to tfta»« fiatt!)rc*> from the ijc 3a»e 
of Scccmhre / tn the were of our lorJre 
Qotf \53.\ hnto the fhiij Sa»e of 3lul» Iht 
the sere of oitr lorire goDr 1337 / 

[It is quite evident that the following entries were transcribed from an earlier Account 
kept by tlie Brotherhood, into this new Cash Account Book of the Company ; the paper 
of which was given by Henrj Cooke, and the binding (which still encases it) paid for 
by Thomas Suxwell, see p. 62 : which new and formal Register was evidently occa- 
sioned by the greater importance that came to be attached to the Wardens office. 
The entries are mainly in chronological order ; and are of singular interest, as being 
apparently the only surviving records of the Brotherhood, prior to its royal incorporation 
on 4th May 1556.] 

Item Recevyd the viij"" daye of January [1555] of the Warmowthe 
queste of Castell baynardes Warde / for occupyenge of our 
hall iiij' 

[It is evident from this entry, tliat no money had been received by the Brotherhood 
between the 9th December 1554 and this 8th January 1555.] 

Item Recevyd of John aldaye for his breakefaste and his benevolence 

to the hall vj' viij^ 

[From this it would seem that it was customary for each Apprentice, as he took up 
Ills freedom, to give a breakfast to the Brotherhood, probably then not a very large body ; 
and that tliis was afterwards compounded for, by the payment of a Half-Noble ; see 
next page. 

The above and the next five entries evidently relate to between the 8th January 
and the 5th February 1555. Alday, therefore, was made free in January of that year.] 

Item Recevyd for occupyenge the hall at a Weddynge iij' iiij* 

Item Recevyd in monye at the gevynge vp of master barthelettes 

and master bonham thayre Accu[m]pte at the handes of the 

collectours Iviij' v* ob 

[The Collectors were afterwards called Renters, apparently from havin^ to collect the 
rents belonging to the Company. The office still exists. See names of these at p. 45.] 

Item Recevyd of John punte for a yeres Rent for his wyndow 

endynge at mychaelmas laste paste [i. e. 1554] . xij* 

/if ewi Recevyd of master Turke .... viij* 

Item Recevyd of William norton for master bonham the v"' of 

february [1555] xxxvij' viij* 

Item Recevyd the v"* of marche [1555] of gyles chandeler in Recom- 

pence of his brakefaste and his makynge fre . . iij' iiij* 

Kem Recevyd the v"" of marche [1555] of John foxe in Recompence 

of his brakeflfaste at his makynge fre . . . iij* iiij* 

Item Recevyd the xv"" Daye of marche [1555] of the wedow for 

halfe a veres Rente Due at our lady Daye th[e]anonsacyon 

[25 March 1555] ij" iiij* 

A TjiA.\.ici:!rT 4-c. s . I. 33 



( J. Cawood. 



[It) DeccmLcr 1554— IS July 1557. t. Dockwray. { J^^-- 



Hem Recevyd the ix of mayc [lo55] of Rycharde Wallys / Thomas 
ge / Rycharde leuell in Recompence of tliaj're biakefastes at thayre 
inakynge fre / and tliayre benevolence towardes the charges of 
the hall in Anno prima ct secimdo of phillippe and q[ueen] 

luarv ......... XV' 

[Tliis regnal year fixes all the dates in this List of Receipts. The fee for waking 
free was 'is. Ad. ; see Ijelow. 
Hycharde leuell is a mistake for Eichard Kevell junior of the Charter.] 

Hem Eecevyd of master akgall for the herse clothe at the buryall 

of mistress J.A.NE asshelaye ...... xij* 

[This piece of funereal glory was the gift of John Cawood, probably at this time, i. e. 
the Sununer of 1.555. It was of cloth of gold (i. e. red cloth interwoven with gold tissue), 
powdered with blue velvet, &c. See the description of it at^. 62.] 

Item llecevyd of master Doctour gybbons Doctour of the Cevill law / 
for the hyrse clothe at the buryall of his chylde . . xij* 

Item Recevyd of John sherman / gregory brodehed hughe 
cottesfurth Thomas skerew owyn Rogers and John tysdayle in 
Recompence of thayre brakefaste at thayre makynge free the 

viii*'' of octobre [1555] . . . . . • xx» 

[From this, it is evident that the fee at this time was a Half-Noble, or Zs. 4d. : the 
Koble being a money of account, in value Gs. M.] 

Item Recevyd the xxiiij of octobre [1555] of John baker in Recom- 
pence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre . . iij" iiij* 

Item Recevyd the v"' of novembre [1555] of Adam croke in Recom- 
pence of his brakefaste iij" iiij'' and his benevolence ij' v" iiy* 

Item Recevyd the vij of Decembre [1555] of Rycharde waterson in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at liis mak3'nge fre . iij' iiij^ 

Item Recevyd of Warmowthe queste of Castell baynarde the xij of 
January [1556] iij' iiij"^ 

Item Recevyd of margery barthelett *wj'dow the xxvj Daye 
of Januarye [1556] iij" vj" viij'' which Thomas barthelett hyr 
husbande Recevyd of master chamberi.ayne to the vse of our 
companye for master Andrewesf Rewarde at his settynge over to 

the vynteners iij" vj* viij* 

[* Tlierefore Thomas Berthelet died before •26th January 1,556. He was a celebrated 
lirinter ; having been, for some time. Printer to King Henry VUI. 
t iMastei- Audrewes presented T, Men as an apprentice on yth October 1.555, see p. 38.] 

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[ H.'ir.rke' /To^kw^y- 9 December 1554—18 July 1557.' 2 ] 



Item lleceyvd of the sayde margery llio same Da\-e for a Rewarde 

of one of our companye that the sayde thomas Ilecevyd at liis 

makynge fre ....... . v* 

Item Recevj'd at that presente tyme of the sayde margery for 

a Rewarde to the companye for commynge to the sayde thomas 

barthelettes his buryall ...... xiij* iiij* 

[Thomas Berthelet was therefore probably buried on 2()th January 1556 ; the date 
of the three preceding entries.] 

Item Eecevyd of nycholas Roddon in Recompence of liis brakefaste at 

liis makynge fre . . . . . . . iij' x* 

[Tlie date of N. Eoddon's taking up his freedom is tlierefore between the iGtIi 
.lamiary and the 30tli Ajirii 15.j(i.] 

Item Recevyd of John hunsworthe the laste Daye of aprell [1556] in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makj'nge fre . iij* iiij* 

Item Recevyd of Alexandre lacye the laste Daye of aprell [1556] in 

Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre . iij' iiij* 

[This is the last entry of this nature relating to the mere Brothcihood. Four days 
later, the Fellowship was incor])orated. ] 

Item Recevj^d of lucas harryson the xxj*" Daye of niaye [1556] iu 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre . iij" iiij* 

Item Recevyd of thomas powell the xxj Daye of July [1556] in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre . iij* iiij* . 

Item Recevyd of arthure pepwell the xix Daye of auguste [1556] for 

liis brakefaste at his makynge fre .... iij' iiij* 

[See also^). .37.] 

Item Recevj'd of John a hiU the xix Daye of of auguste [1556] in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makj'nge fre . iij* iiij* 

Item Recevyd of John harryson the xix Daye of auguste [1556] in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at liis makynge fre iij" iiij^ / and 
towarde the chargis of the hall xx'^ ... v' 

Itein Recevj'd of John barlowe the xix Daye of auguste [1556] in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fro . iij* iiij* 



Recevj'd of mistress toye the xij"' Daye of ffebruary [1556] for 
a Rewarde to the companye for commynge to the buryall of hyr 

husbonde master toye ...... xx* 

[Eobert Toy was therefore most probably buried on the 12th February 1.5.5G. This 
entry was subseipiently inserted at the bottom of this page, having been omitted in its 
proper place near the top : as is proved by the difference in the ink, and bv the entries 
of freedoms otherwise following on regularly from 19th August to 1st October 1556 
(see top of next i)age). See also j'- 39. wbere MiMreits (i. e. the widow of Eobert) 
Toy ]jr('sonts G. Besshoppe as an apprentice on l;!tli October 1556. J 

I. 35 



[ 2 tl 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. Ti><'«>™»y[H.''o^- ] 



Item Recevyd of henry hammande the 1° Daye of octobre [1556] for 
his brakefaste and towardes the chargis of the hall . iiij* iiy* 

Item Recevyd of Anthony croste the 1° Daye of octobre [1556] for 
his brakefaste and towardes the chargis of the hall . iiij* iiij* 



Item Recevyd of John barlowe of his good will towardes the chargis 
of the hall ij' vj"* 

Item Recevyd of John sampson for his benevolence and his brakefaste 

by the handes of Rycharde tottle .... viij' iiij* 

[John Sampson is far better known by his alias, John Awdelay. He was therefore 
made free between 1st October and 26th November 1556.] 



Item Recevyd of Rycharde hill the 26 Daye of novembre [1556] 
in Reconjpence of his brakefaste and his benevolence towardes 
the hall xiij" iiij* 

Item Recevyd the 29 of novembre [1556] of William howe in 
Recompence of his brakefaste ..... iy' iiij* 

Item Recevyd of Eyoharde fydlynge the 13 Daye of Decembre [1556] 
in Recompence of his brakefaste . . . . iij* iiij* 



Item Recevj'd the ii \i.e. the 11th] Daye of Decembre [1556] of 

nyoholas wayte for his benevolence to the hall ij" . v* iiij* 

[i. e. 3s. id. fee, and is. benevolence.] 

Item Recevyd of Rycharde fydlynge for his benevolence to 
the hall xij* xy* 



Item Recevyd of the Warmowthe inqueste of Castell baynarde in 
Recompence of occupyngc of our hall . . . iij* iiij* 



Item Recevyd of John a hill for his benevolence towardes 
the hall ijj* iiij* 

J. 36 



[ £°<;^'j^}T.Dookwr.y. 9 December 1554 — 18 July 1557. 3] 



Item Recevyd of william marshall the 14 Daye of Januarye 
[1557] in Recompence of his brakefaste and for his benevolence 
to the hall . v" 

Item Eecevyd of arthure pepwell the viij"" Daye of marche [1557] in 

Recompence of his brakefaste and his goodwill to the hall v* 

[The making free of A- Pepwell on 19th August 1556 has already been entered at 
p. 35. There must, therefore, be some mistake here. He presented William Taylour 
as an apprentice, on the 6th May, 1557 ; see^. 43.] 

Item Recevyd of william bylton the 29 Daye of marche 
[1557] in Recompence of his brakefaste and for his goodwill to 
the hall V iiij* T" iiij* 

Item Recevyd of John fylkyn the 27 Daye of aprell [1557] for his 

goodwill to the hall iij' iiij* 

[This and the next three entries are really fees for making free : all probably on the 
same day.] 

Item Recevyd of Eycharde apple for his goodwill to the 
hall iij* iiij* iij* iiij* 

Item Recevyd of Eycharde watkyns for his goodwill to the 
hall iij» iiij* iij' iiij* 

Itetn Recevyd of mistress goodman for the herse clothe xij* 

Item Recevyd of henry Robertes the xxij Daye of June [1557] for 

his goodwill towardes the hall yj* viy* 

\i. e. 3*. Ad. fee, and 3*. id. benevolence.] i 



anUr ftrrtfiren of tfie mt%Xtx^t 
of stacioners 

m folobctftc 

Robert bryse 
prentis with master kevall presented the xxij Daye of 
Januarye [1555] vj* 

gyles godhed sworne brother of this company the xvj Daye of 

maye [1555] xij* 

[A Brother was one who was admitted into the Company without having served his 
time as an apprentice. It was, especially, a convenient way of receiving into fellowship 
foreign workmen or personal friends of members of the Company.] 

I. 37 



[ 3 b 9 December 1 554—18 July 1557. t- Dookwray. {^^"X* ] 



Thomas Alen 
prentis with master andrewes presented the ix Daye of 
octohre [1555] and payd yj'' ..... vj* 

george Alen 
prentes with James gonnell presented the yj Daye of 
novembre [1555] ........ vj* 

Thomas grene 

prentes with william Coke presented the v"' Daye of 

marche [1555?] . vj^ 

[This entry has apparently been inserted out of its place.] 

Dennys Emley 
prentes with master wally presented the ix Daye of 
octohre [1555] -vj* 

Charlis browne 
prentes with master waye presented the xxvij Daye of 

June [1555?] yj* 

[This entry is also apparently out of its place.] 

John Sero Sealemaker sworne brother of this Compaynye the 

v"' Daye of novemb[e]r [1555?] xij* 

[From the use of the word ' Company here and on the previous page, it is probable 
that all these entries were transcribed mto this Register after the Incorporation.] 

Roberte Col3mbyne 

prentes with william greffen presented the vij Daye of 

marche [1556] . . vj* 

[The Company is incorporated 4th May, 1556.] 

phillippe Dove 
prentes with william Serys presented the xxi Daye of 
maye [1556] . . . vj* 

William Croke ) 

hewghe Eton j 
prentissis with Adam Croke presented the xviij Daye of 
June [1556] xij* 

Anthonye morrys 
William Redshawe 
prentissis with thomas marshe presented the the xviij Daye of 
June [1556] . . . . . . . . . xij* 

I. 38 



[ H."c'oT.^ }T.Dockwr.y. J) Deceiiiber 1554—18 July 1557. 4 ] 



Thomas Seltlees 
prentes witli henry Sutton presented the fyrsto Daye of 
octobi'e [1556] ........ yj* 

hectour Devike 
prentes with owyn Eogers presented the fyrste Daye of 
octobre [1556] ........ vj* 

Thomas £sam 
prentes with william stuerde presented the lyrste Daye of 
octobre [1556] ^* 

nycholas Eychardeson 
prentes with master henry Cooke presented the iiij Daye of 
octobre Anno 1556 \j* 



[The presentment of the next forty Apprentices — all on 1,3th, 14th, and 15th October 
1556 — would seem to show either a great increase in the printing and binding trade, or 
what — the date being considered — is more probable, that the Court then officially en- 
rolled in the Company the rest of the Apprentices ; many of whom had probably 
already served for some years.] 

John sheffelde 

steaven gonner 

prentissis with nycholas bourman presented the xiij Daye of 

octobre [1556] xy* 

nycholas smythe 
prentes with John whytnaye presented the xiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj* 

farnando angell 
prentes with sjrmonde spylman presented the xiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj* 

leonerde mayler 
prentes with Anthony smythe presented the same Daye . vj* 

george besshoppe 
prentes with mistress Toye presented the xiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj* 

Thomas Cadman 
prentes with nycholas cleston presented the same Daye vj* 

I. 39 



[ 4 ft 9 December 1 5 54—1 8 July 1557. i- Do«kwr.y. {^^jS^^- ] 

J, 

flfraunces Coldrake 
prentes with william norton presented the same Dave . yj* 



William spyer 
prentes with Koberte Redborne presented the xiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] yj* 



henry Croker 
John bradeshawe 
prentissis with Bandall tyerer presented the same Daye xij* 



John barneslay 
Rycharde watkyns 
Thomas Colwell 
prentissis with william powell presented the same Daye xviy* 



William medoo 
prentes with andrew heister presented the xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] yj* 



John nycholles 

John Williams 

henry Denham 
prentissis with Rycharde tottle presented the xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] xviij* 



Rycharde slappe 
Walter Alcoke 
prentissis with John foxe presented the xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] xij* 



John greffen 
prentes with John burtofte presented the same Daye . yj* 

I. 40 



[ Hc^Ikf ]^^'"''"'™y- 9 Dscember 1554—18 July 1557. 5 ] 



Thomas thyckepany 

leonarde askell 
Boberte hackeforth 

prentissis with thomas marslie presented the xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] xviy* 

William chamberlayne 
prentes with John Judson presented the same xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj^ 

Thomas humble 
prentes with Edwarde sutton presented the same xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj* 

Eoger Dayes 

henry conway 

William huntsman 

Roberta Sanderson 
prentissis with Rycharde Rychardeson presented the xiiij Daye of 
octobre [1556] xviij'^ 

William shepperde 
prentes with William hill presented the xv Daye of 
octobre [1556] vj* 

Rycharde pekerynge 
prentes with william powell presented the same xv Daye of 
octobre [1556] yj* 

William pore 
prentes with marten Better presented the same xv Daye of 
octobre [1556] ........ vj* 

Anthony smythe 
Roberte pratt 
prentissis with John kynge presented the same xv Daye of 
octobre [1556] xy* 

Rycharde hudson 

henry wekes 

prentissis with [the late] master barthelett presented the same xv 

Daye of octobre [1556] xij* 

[T. Berthelet was biuied 26th January 1556, see p. 35 ; but books appeared from 
'the house late Tlio. Berthelettes ' down to 1561 : see Herbert's Typographical 
Antiquities, p. 465, Ed. 1785 — 90 ; who also states that Thomas Powell succeeded 
him in the business.] 

A Transcript ^c. 6 I. 41 



[ 5tl 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. t. Dockwray. {^o^»j^ ] 



Boberte Dowlande 
prentes with master smythe presented the xv Dave of 
octobre [1556] vj^ 

William fanne 

John lyan 

John thyckepany 

Boberte hodgekyns 

prentissis with] 'master Cawod presented the xv Daye of 

octobre [1556] y» 



{• 



Edwarde patenson 
prentis with william Serys presented the iij''" Daye of 
novembre [1556] ........ vj* 

Bycharde James 
prentes with william pekerynge presented the fyrste Daye of 
Decembre [1556] vj* 

William Dawson 

prentes with John Foxe presented the xvj Day of 

Decembre [1556] vj* 

[John Foxe had taken up his freedom on 5th March 1555 ; see^. 33.] 

William warren 
prentes with Boberte holder presented the xvj Daye of 
* Decembre [1556] \j^ 

Charlys sherewod 
prentes with James gonnell presented the xij Daye of 
Januarye [1557] vj* 

Thomas harrys made brother of this company of stacioners the 
xiij of Januarye [1557] ...... xij* 

nycholas gravene 
prentes with Alexandre lacy presented the the Iblank'] Daye of 
febuarye [1557] ........ vj* 

pMllippe wheteman 
prentes with william norton presented the [blank]] Daye of 
february [1557] vj* 

I. 42 



[ H. c«i!^ } T- i>ookwT.y. 9 December 1 5 54—18 July 1557. 6 ] 



henry starkerfelser Alias Rupius entred and swome brother of this 
companye the xxij Daye of february [1557] . . . xq* 

mathew bowler 
prentes with master Cawod presented the xxij Daye of 
february [1557] yj* 

John smythe 
prentes with master wallye presented the same xxij Daye of 
february [1557] yj* 

Thomas foster 
prentes with thomas hackett presented the viij Daye of 
marche [1557] yj* 

John fylde 
prentes with John aide presented the viij same Daye of 
marche [1557] ........ vj* 

William lynne 
prentes with Edwarde Cater presented the same viij"* Daye of 
marche [1557] yj* 

Thomas hysam 
prentes with John powell presented the TJ Daye of 
Aprill [1557] yj* 

William taylour 

prentes with arthure pepwell presented the vj"" Daye of 

maye [1557] yj* 

[As to Pepwell, seejup. 35 and 37.] 



I. 43 



[ 6 t> 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. t. r.ci™ray. {^ c^»f j 

Jifr^aft^t* foloUirtH tHe 

names of all tho%t that habe 
t)aj))^e tfi^^vt fjjnes for thagve 

late Comungc to the tutll bpon tUc (imxxitx DAvcn I 
antr aliso for [iijtttcv^wmeutcis antr for tinftirtts 
Iangagt<$ one to a notUcr that |»s to j^a^e 

Anno 1554 

IKfte hixf> Sa»e of fiauttarji [1555] 

Roberte holder iiij'^ 

Thomas purfoote . iiij'^ 

master waye . . iiij* 

master holylande iiij* 

TEMt p^ SaMC of iJantiarfi [1555] 

henry Sutton iiij* 

^fte tj| 3ai)e of Kulu [1555] 

John ffayreberne xij* 

Edwarde Cater ■vj» viij* 

Rycharde tottle . . iiij'^ 

William marten ........ ij^ 

peter frenshe ij* 

^Chc Ktittf Sa»c of Ktilfi [1555] 

Boberte holder . . . . . . . . iiij* 

John ffayreberne . , iiij* 

7[Mt y:^ Sauc of Jhilfi [1555] 

Eecevyd of thomas gemyne stranger for transgressynge the 
ordenaunces of this howse callynge a brother of the companye flasse 
\_false ?'] knaue xy* 

Eecevyd of Kycharde hill for a fyne for feythtyenge with a 
prentes . , xij* 

J, 44 



' [ H.^cTk'^ ! T. Dockwray. 9 Dccember 1554—18 July 1557. 7 ] 



Recevyd of nycholas cleston for a fyne for vncurtes wordes wnto 
Cundrad myller a brother of this howse . . . viy* 

Recevyd of John sherman for mysnamynge of our brother william 
hill contrary to the ordennances of this howse the xviij 
of January [1556 or 1557] xviij* 

Recevyd of James shers the xiiij"* Daye of aprill [1556 or 1557] 
for intertaynynge of a prentes and sufferynge hym to spendc 
his monye in his howse and for convaynge hym throughe a 
nother mans howse ...,.,. yj* 

Recevyd of Conrad myller the xiiij of aprill [1556 or 1557] / 
for mysnamynge of a brother of this howse contrary to the 
ordennances of the same howse .... xviij* 

Also yt ys agreed for an offence Donne by master wallye / for 
conselyng of the pryntynge of a breafe Cronacle contrary to 
our ordenances before he Ded presente the Copye to the wardyns 
and his fyne to be payde within xiiij Dayes after this order 

taken .......... xx' 

[Tliis is the first entry containing the title of a book.] 



Recevyd of the olde Collectors master wallye and master smythe for 

quartereges Rerygis [i.e. arrearages] and Rentes xxxvij" xx* 

[The quarterage was the quarterly payment of a groat or fourpence from every 
member of the Company. It was paid anterior to the Incorporation of 1556 (which 
seems rather to have confirmed existing customs and added new glory to tlie 
l<'ellowship, than to have initiated any fresh powers), as appears by the case of 
inthony Gierke, see p. 159. The quarterage is still paid by members of the Company.] 



I. 45 



[7h 



9 December 1554 — T8 July 1557. 



T.Dockwray.J^.'^--'- 



a coUercton to "bt flathereUr ot 

manlrcmcnt of the lovJre tJtc inaiotiv antr tftc 
Cottrte of allrcrmcn for the ftotose of lirotrclueU. 

[Stow says, ' In this nioneth of Februarie [looO, 3 Mary], the lord maior of London 
and the aldermen eutred into Bridewell, and took possession thereof, according to the 
gift of King Edward, now confirmed by Queene Mary.' As this assessment of con- 
tributions excludes Berthelet's name, who died in January, and includes Mistress, the 
widow of E. Toy who died in Febmary 1556, its probable date is the Spring of that 
year. It is very interesting, as including the names of most of the Brotherhood at 
that date. Being a compulsory contribution, the several amounts indicate the relative 
wealth, at that time, of the different members. J. Awdelay, who was then a simple 
apprentice and had not yet taken up his freedom, paid Foui-pence. His contribution 
may therefore be taken as a m inimum standard. See p. 54 for the amount actually paid.] 



master bonham 
master Coston 
master Waye 
master Rayne Wolfe 
master holylande 
master kevall 
master Cawod 
master Cooke 
John Turke . 
mychell lobble 
John Jaqnes 
mistress toye 
William Redell 
John Judson 
John wallye 
Thomas Duxsell 
Anthony smythe 
Rycharde Jugge 
William Serys 
Roberta holder 
Thomas purfoote 
Rycharde pagett 
nycholas bourman 
Roger Irelonde 
Rycharde Crosse 
Alyn gamlyn 
Henry norton 
Henry Sutton 
Andrewe heister 
Thomas Devell 
John Case 
William hill 
Rycharde Rychardeson 
I. 46 



iij» iig* 
iij» iiij* 



XX* 

xij* 
xij* 



I'i 



11J» 

ij' 



xij 
xx* 

iiij* 



ij" 



xx" 
xx* 

XX* 

XTJ* 

XX* 



xy" 



\i 



uy 

viij* 

viij* 

xij* 

XX* 

vj* 
iiij* 
viij* 

XX* 



jk 



[ h'c"".' 1- T. Dookwray. 9 Decciuber 1554—18 July 1557. 8 ] 



gyles huke . . . . . . . . . a^j* 

John kynge . ii^d 

John hill . jiji 

peter frenshe xii* 

William Coplande xij* 

William marten ........ ■yj* 

Edwarde Sutton xyd 

Thomas parkett iiijd 

John goughe yji 

John whytnay viy* 

John powell xy* 

Symonde spylman ........ viij* 

William Cooke xjj* 

Koberte broke y* 

Rycharde tottle jj» 

Thomas marshe ij» 

Randall tyrer xij* 

John burtofte viij* 

William greffen . . jjji 

nycholas cleston ........ xx* 

Rycharde harvye viij* 

James gonnell xy* 

Edwarde Cater . . . . . . . . xij* 

John kele viij'* 

Thomas bylton xij* 

Thomas maskall iiij* 

William norton . . . . . . . . ij* 

William pekerynge xij* 

Rycharde baldewyn . . , . . . . viij* 

Rycharde grene . xij* 

Roberte Redborne . , . , . . . viij'' 

gyles chandeler vj* 

John Sherman viij'' 

gregory brodehed iiij* 

Owyn Rogers iiij'* 

Rycharde wallys viij* 

Thomas skerewe iiij* 

John tysdayle viij* 

Adam Croke xij* 

nycholas grandysshe vj* 

Rycharde waterson ....... yj* 

Thomas powell . , . . . . . , xij* 

I. 47 



[ 8 !l 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. t, Dockwray, .; ^ c»-°f ] 

John foxe xy* 

Alexandre lacye vj* 

lucas harryson ........ yj* 

Arthure pep well viij* 

John a hill iiij* 

John harryson vj* 

John Sampson [alias Awdelay] iiij^ 

hewghe Cottesfurthe . iiij* 

Arnolde bryckeman • y' 

Cybryke van Eoye viij* 

John longe . . xij* 

marten Better ........ xij* 

Thomas hackett xij* 

Phillippe scapulys . yj* 

Cundrad myllyr . . viij* 

James shers . . . . . * . . . . viij* 

Thomas gemyne xx* 

the charflts of our hall in 
Anno yrtnto tX serttnJro vhiliwi 
tX vxwcit ftfi T&^\i^tx^ of our 
comyaniF^ ^^ foloUieth/ 

thitt ^$ to %i\»t 

[1 Philip and 2 Mary was from the 25th July 1554 to the 5th July 1555. It 
would appear from the payments at pp. 54-55 that the Hall was partially 
repaired m the Spring of 1555.] 

Eycharde tottle v* 

Thomas marshe iij' 

Eycharde harvye iiij* 

Eycharde Eychardeson xy^ 

Peter frenshe yj* 

Edwarde Sutton xij* 

nycholas borman xij* 

Thomas bylton Tj* 

Edward Cater yj* ^ 

I. 48 



[ H. c"Ikf } T Dookwray. 9 Dccember 1 5 54—1 8 July 1557. 



9] 



John ffayreberne yj* 

John powell vj* 

William norton . . viij* 

Eandall tyrer viij* 

John kynge vj* 

Rycharde grene viij* 

henry norton . iiy* 

William greffen , . . . . . . . xy* 

John Sherman iiy* 

William Cooke xij* 

John buitofte iiy* 

Symonde spylman vj* 

Rycharde baldewyn vj* 

henry Sutton » . xij* 

Richarde wallys iiij* 

William stuerde ij* 

Roberte blythe jj* 

William marten iiy* 

John kele "zM', • ■ • ^* 

Rycharde waterson . . . . . . xij* 

Thomas powell . vj« ij* 

Recevyd of A lone towardes the charges of our [in]Corpor- 
acyon ......... vij" 

taiarHreis our [Itnlcoviieration 

that jj|9 to rnxQc 

[ This collection was probably made in April 1556. ] 

master Dockewray xl* 

master Cawod xx» 

master Cooke xxxv» . 

master Coston x" 

master waye ....,,.. xx» 

master Rayne wolfe xx» 

master kevall [«o sum siated] 

mistress toye . . . . . , . . xx" 

master wallye ........ xx* 

A Transcript ^c. 7 I. 49 



[ 9 tl 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. t. Dockwray.{^Cf<Z' ] 

John Turke ij' ij* 

mychell Lobble x» 

Thomas Duxsell ' . . x* 

John Judson v" 

Rycharde Jugge xx' 

William Serys xz' 

Anthony smythe v' 

Roberte holder [wo sum stated'} 

Thomas purfoote [no sum stated} 

Roger Irelonde ....... v' 

nycholas borman iij' iiij* 

William Cooke xix' 

John kynge y* 

Rycharde Rychardeson iij' iiij* 

William hill . . . . . . . . V 

William bylton xij* 

Thomas bylton ij" 

gyles chandeler xy* 

John a hiU xij* 

John foxe ij' yj* 

William stuerde xij* 

Edwarde Sutton iij' iiijf 

Rycharde tottle . . , ' . . . . ' x' 

Thomas marshe V 

John Daye ij' vj^ 

Rycharde waterson Jj' TJ* 

Randall tyrer ........ y* 

nycholas cleston iij' 

William norton x' 

William greflfen vj' viij^ 

Roberte Redborne xx* 

Arthure pepwell iij' 

Thomas maskall xx' 

John Sherman iij' iiij* 

Edwarde Cater ij' 

William pekerynge v* 

I. 50 



[ H.c«ke*}T-^«'™^»y 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 



10] 



Roberte broke 
peter frenshe . 
William marten 
Rycharde harvye 
hewgh Cottesfurth 
Thomas skerewe 
John whytnaye 
John hill 
Rycharde hill . 
Owyn Rogers . 
William coplande 
John burtofte 
John tysdayle 
Alexandre Lacye 
Rycharde wallys 
Anthony Croste 
Rycharde apple 
Rycharde wankyns 
Adam Croke 
Thomas powell 
Thomas gee 
Gregory brode hed 
John harryson 
Lucas harryson 
John powell . 



i. e. watkyns, see p. 37] 



ij' 


vj* 


v» 




ii' 






xviy* 




viij* 




xviij* 


Ly» 


iiij* 




xy* 


y' 


Vjd 


ij' 




ij' 


^* 



xviy" 
xy* 

Xy4 



ij' 


^' 


y' 




iij' 


iiij* 




xij- 


ij' 






xij* 


ij' 




iy' 


iiij* 



[It is presumed that the next two entries refer to June 1557.] 

Item. Recevyd of the new Collectors for the provyssyon of our 
Dener viij" vj' viij* 



Item Recevyd more of Dyvers of the assentans for thayre 

Doners ......... xliiij" iiij* 

[If by ' assentans ' we are to understand ' assistants ', it Ls but another proof that the 
Incorporation altered nothing in the internal organization of the Brotlierhood ; but that 
there previously existed, of almost immemonal usage, at least two Wardens, and 
a Court of senior members, ' ancients,' or ' assistants ; in whom the management of 
the Association was vested. ] 



I. 61 




[ 10!> 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. t. Dookwray.[^c»j^«;»- j 

[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[The following Proclamation of the 13th June 1555 — No. 93 in the Collection of the Society of Antiquaries of London — 
shows in some measure the oflBcial conditions of printing, publishing, and bookselling at that time. 

ll» tfic ftttufic auTr tftc Olucnc, 

[HERE AS by the Statute made in the seeonde yeare of kynge Henry the fourth, eoncemyng 
the repressing of heresies, ther is ordeyned and prouided a great punyshment, not onely 
for the aucuiors, makers, and wryters of bookes, conteynynge wycked doctryne, and 
erronious and hereticall opinions, contrarye to the catholyque fayth, and determination 
of the holy chiirche, and lykewyse for theyr fautours and supporters, but also for suche 
as shall haue or kepe any suche bookes, or wrytinges, and not make deliuerie of them 
to the Ordinarie of the dioces or his ministers withui a certayne tyme hmited in the sayde Statute, 
as by the sayd Statute more at lardge it doth appeare. Which act or statute being by auctorite of 
parliament of late reuiued, was also openly proclamed, to th[e]intent the subieotes of the Realme vpon such 
proclamation should the rather escnue the daunger and penaltye of the sayde Statute, and as yet 
neuerthelesse, in most partes of the realme, the same is neglected, and lytle regarded. 

The kyng and queue, our souerayne Lord and Lady therfore, most entierly, and earnestly tendering 
the preseniation, and saulfty, aswel of the soules, as of the bodyes, landes, and substaimce of al theyr good 
and louyng subiectes, and others, and mindyng to roote out, and extinguysh al false doctrine and 
heresies, and other occasions of scismes, diuisions, and sectes that come by the same heresyes and false 
doctryne, straytly charge, and coramaimde, that no person or persons, of what estate, degree, or condicion 
soeuer he or they be, from henceforth presume to brynge or conueye, or cause to be brought or 
» conueyed into this realme, any bookes, wrjrtynges, or workes, hereafter mencioned : that is to saye, 
— ^ any boke or bookes, writinges, or workes made or set forth by, or in the name of Martyn 
Luther or any boke or bokes, wrytynges, or workes, made or sette forth by, or in the name of 
Oeoolampadius, Swinglius, John Caluyne, Pomeraxe, John Alasoo, Bullynqer, Bucer, 
Melanothon, Barnadinus Ochinus, Erasmus Saroerius, Peter Martyr, Hughe Latymer, Robert 
Barnes, otherwyse called freere Barnes, John Bale, otherwyse called freer Bale, Justus Jonas, 
John Ho[o]per, Myles Couerdale, Wyllyam Tyndale, Thomas Cranmer late Archebyshop of 
Canterbury, Wyllyam Turner, Theodore Basyll, otherewyse called Thomas Beacon, John Fryth, 
Roy, and the boke commonly called Halles Cronycles, or anye of them, in the latyne tongue, Duche 
[German] tongue, Englyshe tongue, Italyan tongue, or Frenche tongue, or any other lyke boke, paper, 
wrytynge, or worke, made, prynted, or set forth, by any other person or persons, conteynynge false 
doctryne, contrarye, and agaynste the catholique fayth, and the doctryne of the catholyque Churche. 

And also that no person or pereones, presume to wryte, pryut, vtter, sell, reade, or kepe or cause to 
be wrytten, prynted, vttered, rede, or kept any of the sayde bookes, papers, workes or wrytinges, or any 
booke or bookes, wrytten or prynted in the Latyne or Englyshe toimge, concernyng the common seruyce 
and mynystration, set forth m englyshe, to be vsed in the churches, of this, realme, in the tyme of Kyng 
Edwarde the sixt, commonly called the communion booke, or bookes, of common seruyce and orderyng 
of ministers, otherwyse called the booke set forth by aucthoritie of parliament, for common prayer and 
admynystration of the Sacramentes, to be vsed in the mother toimgue, within the churche of Englande, 
but shall wytliin the space of fiftene (layes nexte after the publication of this proclamation, bryng, or deliuer, 
or cause the sayd bookes wrytinges, and workes, and euerye of them remayning in their custodies and 
keping, to be brought and deliuered to th[e]ordinarye of the diooes, where such bookes, workes, or 
wrytinges, be or remayne, or to his Chauiicelloure or Commyssaryes, wythout fraude collour or deceypte, 
at the sayde Ordinaryes will, and disposition, to be burnte, or otherwyse to be vsed or ordered by the sayd 
Ordinaryes, as by the Canons and spiiituall lawes, it is in that case lymytted and appoynted, vpon payae 
yat euery offendour contrary to this proclamation, shal incurre the daunger and penalties conteyned m the 
sayd Statute, and as they wyll auoyde their maiesties hi^h indignation and displeasure, and further 
auuswere at their vtterinost periles. And their maiesties by thys proclamation, geueth full power and 
aucthoritie to all Bisshoppes and Ordinaries, and all Justices of peace Maiors, Sherifl'es, Baylyft'es of 
cities, and towiies corporate, and other hedde officers within this realme and the dominions therof, and 
expresselio commaundeth and willeth the same, and euery of them, that they and euery of them within 
their seueral lymytes and iurisdictions, shal in the defaulte and necligence of the sayde suoiectes, after the 
sayd fiftene diayes expyred, enquire and search out the sayd bookes, wrytinges, and workes, and for this 
purpose entre into the house or houses, closettes, and secretes places of euerye person of whatsocuer 
degre, being negligent in this behalfe, and suspected to kepe any such booke, writing, or workes, 
contrary to this proclamation. And that the sayd Justices Maiors, Sheriffes, Baylitfes, and other head 
officers aboue specified, and euery of them within their sayd lymytes and iurisdictions, fyndyng any of 
the sayd subiectes negligent and faultie in tliis behalfe, shall commytte euery such offendoui' to warde, 
there to remayne without bayle or maynepryse, tyll the same offendour or offendours Jiaue receaued such 
punyshment as the sayd statute doth lymytte and appoynt in this behalfe. 
, Geuen vnder our Signes Manuell, at our honour of Hampton courte, the .xiii. day of June, the first and 

second yeares of our reygnes. 

God saue the Kynge and the Queene 

Excumm, Londini in cedibus lohannis Cawodi 

Typographi Eegi(e Maiestatis. 
I. 52 Anno .M.D.LV.] 



[ H.c«r,'}T°<«'™™y' 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 11 ] 

httt aftet tnfiuttfit all 

$utht 3P|f$ctiargi$ antt vaife^ 
meittes inhitft the sagJjre aJohn 

Ciitttolr antr hettrs Cooftc hatH lajjlre ontc from the 
ifih 5rit»c of Ucccmlire in Anno 1554 t»nto tfte );{iti|tii 
3it»c of Snlij in Anno 1357 

[^Ttco entries omitted.'\ 



Item payde to master toye the v"" Daye of february 

[1555] xxx» 

[The occasion of this payment cannot now be known.] 

\_One entry omitted. "^ 

Item payd to a laborer for Dyggynge of the grounde to the hed 

of the synke by the space of one Daye .... viij* 

[This is the first contribution to the History of Wages contained in the Registers.] 



l^Fke entries omitted.^ 



Item payde to henry Cooke xx' that he lente towarde the pay- 
mente of the purchase of the haU . . . • • *** 

I. 63 



[lit 9 December 1 5 54—1 8 July 1557. r. Bockwray. {^ ^c»^ ] 



Item payde to master grafton as aperethe by his Acquytaunce for 

brydewell iij" 

[Was this Bichard Grafton the printer ? The amount assessed for Bridewell in the 
List at p. 46 was £5 5s. lOd- ; but apparently £Z was all that was paid by the 
Company.] 



Item payde to John flfayrebeme our offecer for wamynge of the 

companye vj 

[Fayreberne was the first Beadle of the Company. It appears from p. 80, that he did 
not enter upon his regular wages of 40s. a year till the 25th March 1557. This isolated 
payment must be therefore anterior to that date.] 



[^Mve entries omitted.~\ 



Item payde for ij thousande of tyle at viij* vj* the 
thousande xvy' 

I. 64 



[ i°oiSf l'^- '"»'™™y- 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 



12] 



Item payde for ij tylers for vj Dayes worke at 
ij* the Daye ....... 



Item payd to ij laborers for vj Dayes 

[lo help the tilers.] 



X1J» 

viij' 



Item payde to a tyler for one Daj^e and a Laborer to hym xx* 

[1. e. 12(i. to the tiler and Sd. to the labourer.] 



\^Two entries omiited.J 



Item payde for a lode of gravell 



xij" 



[Omc entri/ omitted.'\ 

Item payde for x hundretb and a halfe of Flaunders 
pavynge tyle / the which the hall was pavyd withaU at 
vj' viij* the hundrethe iy" x« 

Item payde to one workeman ix Dayes for to laye them ix" 



Item payde to ij Laborers for vij Dayes . 

[It should be One labourer ; for 7 days at M, = 4s. 8c?. ] 



iiij' viij* 



\^Two entries omitted.'] 



Item payde for a pounde of glewe . 

[Owe entry omitted.^ 
Item payd for a pecke and a halfe of tyle pennes 

[Owe entry omitted.] 



iiij* 



I. 66 



[1211 



9 December 1554—18 July 1557. T.Dock™y.{JjC?^«* ] 



[ Three entries omitted.'] 



Item payd to the bedelles wyf [Mistress Fayreberne] for her paynes 
takynge as — sco[u]ryng of the vessell dressyng of dyners and 
dyuers other thynges yj' viij^ 



l^One entry omitted."] 



Efi^ rftarflis l^^tut ottte for 
our [inWovpov^tion. 



[These — together with some other Lists at p}}. 60, 81, 82, and 87— were originally 
tracted from this Register by Mr Geoegb Steevens : and have been twice printed 
by Mr John Nichols in his Illustrations of the 3Tanners and Expeiices of antunt 



times in EnglaTul, t&c, p. 221, Ed. 1797 ; and again in his Literary Anecdotes (xviii, 
cent), iii. 666, ££i. 1805.] 



fiyrste for ij tymes wrytinge of our boke before yt 
was sygned be the kjmge and the quenes maiestie 
highnes . ..... 



Item for the syngned and the prevy seale . . y}^ 

Item for the greate seale ..... viy"" 

Item for the wrytynge and inrolynge . . iij" 

Item for wax Lace and examenacion . 

Item to the clerkes for expedycion 

Item for lymmynge and for the skyn 

xx[8hould be, by the total of the page, only x]* 



xviij' 



vj» 


viij* 


ix* 




iij- 


iiij* 


X' 





I. 56 



[ H.c»k^}T- Dockwray. 9 Decciiiber 1 554— 1 8 July 1557. 



13] 



Efi^ chavfltis of our 3Denner 

ass foloUictH that 2!S to nunc 

[From the purchase of cherries, it is evident that tliis feast was held in about Jirne, 
apparently in 1557. The next List of Expenses on p. 60 relates to 13th July, 
1557. I'his dinner was probably held on the occasion of the first annual election 
of a new Master and Wardens. In respect to the followuifi; prices, and those of 
subsequent dinner bills, it should be remembered that they would naturally be for 
articles of the very best quaUty. j 



Item payd for xviij Dosyn of breade 
Item payd for a barrell of stronge here 
Item payd for a barrell of Bubble bere 
Item payd for a stande of ale . 
Item payde for xx galons of wyne 
Item payd for xj galons of frensbe -wyne 
Item payd xxxvij" of beffe 
Item payd for iiij°"^ loynes of vele 
Item payd for a quarter of vele 
Item payd for xj neckes of motton 
Item payd for ij loynes of motton 
Item payd for ix mary bones . 
Item payd for xxv" of suette . 
Item payd for xxxviij punde of butter 
Item payd for ij fresshe sa[l]mons . 
Item payd for iiij""^ Dosyn of cbekyns 
Item payd iij busshelles iij peckes of flowre 
Item payd for xx pounde of cherys 
Item payd for xx Capons of grayse 
Item payd for xx Capons to boyle 
Item iij Capons of grese . 
Item payd for xviij gese . 
Item payd for iij gese 
Item payd for iij Dosjrn of Rabbettes 
A Tbanscbip^t Sfc. 8 



xviij* 


ij* 


ix» 




V 


iiij* 


iy« 




zz* 




S3' 




iiy» 


vij* 


iiy" 


viij* 


ij* 




^• 


^d 


ij" 




y' 


iiij* 


iiy" 


ij* 


ix» 


viyf 


xxiij" 


ij* 


xx» 


J* 


xvij* 


iiij* 


iij- 


iiij* 


liij" 


iiij* 


xxvj» 


viij* 


ix" 




xxiiij' 




iiij' 


vj* 


x» 


^jd 




I. 57 



[13ii 



9 December 1 554—18 July 1557. t. Dookway. {'^''iZ^- ] 



'3- 



Item payd for vj Rabbettes 

Item payd for ij galons of Creme 

Item payd for bakynge of xx pastyes of venyson 

Item payd for bakynge of xvj chekyn pyes 

Item payd for salte . 

Item payd for venyger 

Item payd for vergis 

Item payd for musterde . 

Item payde for goseburyes 

Item payd for a baskett . 

Item payd for x Dosyn of trenchers 

Item iij Dosyn of stone Crusys 

Item payd for tappes 

Jtem payd for a pottle pycber . 

Item payd for ij stone pottes 

Item payd for packe thyrde \_packthread'\ 

Item payd for a hundreth of fagottes 

Item payd halfe a thousand of beUettes 

Item payd for xij sackes of Coles 

Item payd for flowres and bowes l^for decorations^ 

Item payd for garlandes .... 

Item payd for the Carver 

Item payd to the mynstrelles . 

Item payd to the buttlers 

Item payd to the Coke [/or him and his staffs 

Item payd to the Vnder Cokes to Drynke 

Item payd to the water berer . 



xxij'^ 
ij' viij* 



ii 



xyj 






id 



XUJ 

• ••ma 

liy* 



m" 



XXJ" 



iy' 





J* 


iij' 


iiij* 


iiij' 


iiij* 


vij' 


n' 




xv^ 




xy* 


ij' 




x» 




Tj« 


viijd 


xxiij' 


iiij* 




{ii< 



iij' 



I. 68 



[ H.'coTkf ]T-^°'=^'™y 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 



14] 



Item for iij porters tliat Caryed our meate 
Item payd to the smythe .... 

Item payd for the hyre of iij gamesshe of vesselles 
Item for a hundrethe and xxiiij egges 
Item payd for ij strayners .... 



ij' 
iiij' 



^" 



Tiy* 



/to» payd for ij" and a quarter of pepper 

Item payd for a quarte[r] of [a] pounde [of] cloves 

Item payd for iiij pounde of Dattes 

Item payd for v punde of Curran[t]s 

Item payd for xxiiij pounde of prunys 

Item payd for safFeron .... 

Item payd for synimon and gjTiger 

Item payd for a pounde of greate Reasons 

Item payd for x" of C[o]urse suger 

Item payd for viij" of whyte suger . 

Item payd for learge mayse 

Item payd for smale mayse 

Item payd a punde of beskettes and Gary wayes 

A Eewarde for bryngnynge of a syde of venyson [which 
was evidently presented to the Company^ 

Item payd for perfeame 

Item payd for wafers ...... 

Item payd for epycrysse [ Ypocras'] iiij galons 



^» 



XV]" 





XX* 


. . iij» 


viij* 




ix« 


. iy' 


viij* 




ij* 


viij* 


iiij* 


viij' 




ij» 


ij* 




XX* 


5 


xviij* 



XI" 



ii 



v 

XX' 



VllJ 



Vllj" 



I. 59 



[14ll 9 December 1554— 18 July 1557. T.D.ckwray.{Jc»^«- ] 



[The following has also been printed by Mr J. Nichols m his Illustrations, p. 223, £(1. 
1797 ; and in Literary Aiiecdotes (xviii. cent.), iii. 562, Ed. 1805.] 



Anno 1557. 

Jtfit charfltss for settgnfle 

fortfte of ttij*'^ mtn tfie 

Viii Hage of aittlw 

Anno 1557 

[Stow thus tells us the occasion of this levy :— " The 6. of July, the king [Phillip] 
pas.sed ouer to Calais, and so into Flaunders, where he made great proui.sion for warre 
against the French king. The same nioneth, the Queene sent ouer an armie of a 
thousand horsemen, foiu-e thousand footmen, and two thousand pioners, to ayde king 
Philip, whereof the earle of Pembroke was Generall. The lord Bohert Dudley maister 
of the Ordinance." p. 1068, Ed. 1600.] 

Item payd for iiij""' cottes, of watset coller . . xx* vj^ 

[' Watchet or skie coloured clothe'; see Hakldyt's Voyages, p. 182, Ed. 1589.] 

Item payd for ij newe bylles ij' viij^ 

Item payde to every one of them v' ij* le pace which 
ys in the hole xx' viijf 



Item payd for the barge hyre .... xij 

prest the 13 of July [1557] 
John hollond 
Anthony crost 

HAKRY HOLMES 
WYLLIAM RySE 



\i 



I. 60 



[ H "jfoX' } ^- Do*'"?- 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 15 ] 

tten^liolenc^S anil giffteg Qi^t^tn 
to our ftall 

a$ folotoctft 



[From Mistress Toy's completing the donation of her late husband, it would appear that 
these contributions were made about the time of his death, in February 1556.] 

Item master Dockewray payd for one newe glasse wyndowe in 
the halle x' 

Item master Cawod payd for vj yardes of vayneskotte in our 
Counsell chambre and for ij new glasse wyndowes in our hall 
the one for John Raynes his master and the other for hym 
selfe xxxiiij' 

Item master Cooke payd for vj yardes of vayne skotte in our 
Counsell chambre and for one new glasse wyndowe in our 
haU xxiiij' 

Item master bonham payd for one new glasse wyndowe in our 
halle x» 

Item master waye payd for one newe glasse wyndowe in oiir 
halle ix* 

Item master Bayne wolfe payd for vj yardes of vayneskotte in 
our Counsell chambre and for one newe glasse wyndowe in oure 
haUe ... xxxiiij' 

Item master toye payd for vj yardes of vayne skotte in our Counsell 
chambre ......... xiij' 

Item mistress toye payd for one new glasse wyndowe in our 
haUe xj» 

Item master Jaques payd towardes one newe glasse windowe in our 
halle vj" viij* 

Item master wallye and master smythe payd for one newe glasse 
wyndow in our halle . . . . . . xj' 

Item master bryckeman payd for one newe glasse wyndowe in our 
halle . . xj" 

I. 61 



[ 15 ft 9 December 1 554—1 8 July 1 5 5 7. » t. r.okwT»y. [i''^^- ] 



Item master Serys payd towardes the vayneskotte in our 
Coimsell chambre vj° viij* and for one newe glasse wyndowe in 
our halle xiij» iiij^ , . . . . . . xx» 

Item master lugge payd for one newe glasse wyndowe in our 
halle xiij' iiij* 

Item master pagett payd for one newe glasse wyndowe in our 
halle x» 

Item master borman and william hill payd for one newe glasse 
wyndowe in our halle x* ,,,.,. x" 

Item Rycharde tottle payd for one new glasse wyndowe in our 

Item a harse clothe of clothe of golde powderyd with blew veluet 
and borderyd a bought with blacke veluet Imbroydered and 
frenged with blew yellow Red and grene of the gyft of 
John Cawod iiij" xiij' iiij* 

Item henry Cooke gave x quarys of Ryall paper. vj» viij^ to 
make thj's boke and on[e] other boke for our accomptes of 
this howse to be wrytten in and these ij bokes ware bound 
at the coste of Thomas Dewxwell v= . . . , jg' viij* 



I.'62 



[ H.°Srk* |T.D«ckwray. 9 Deccmber 1554—18 July 1557. 16 ] 



Anno domini. 1557. 

Hotfie belonse to tht iialle 

or tht mt^ttv^t or tht 

tomp^^n^t of 

Stactoners 

iin folotttctfi 



JEht )t»U 



ISeven entries omitted.^ 



Jht the ^enU t^ntUx 



IFour entries omitted.^ 



I. 63 



[16ll 9 December 1554— 18 July 1557. TD^i^'^^'yl&.coTke.'' ] 



\_Four entries omitted.'] 



M tfic Cotms^cU ]iitvl(v 



\^Ten entries omitted.] 



I. 64 



[ H.°c«i::'|'^'"'"'^'"»y- 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. 17 ] 



Kn tfic €finppt\l 



\_Mve entries omitted-l 



Hn tUt tmttrsc 



[iWne entries omitted.'] 



Kn the ftcttdten 



[^Four entries omitted.~\ 



%. 



« 
A Tbanscsipt 4'c. 9 I- 65 



[ 17f» 9 December 1554—18 July 1557. T.ro.k^ay,{^cawood. -j 



[JVme entries omitted.'] 

Kit the uXUwc 

\_Three entries omitted.'] 



Thomas Docwray 
per me Rychavd Way 
By me Reginalde Wolffe 
James holiland 
John cawood 
per me henry Cooke 
per michell loblay 

per me Jhon Judson 

per me thomam dewyxsell 
per me Rychavd Jugge 
per me wUliam Seres 
per me Antony Smythe 
per my stcuen keual 
Teste John Jaques 
hy me Johan Tuvkc 
hy me Johan Woley 



I. 66 



[H.crkf}T''"k*~y- 9 December 1554— 18 July 1557. . 18] 



Efie lJent[s] tielonsing to 

These be namys of all them that hath any Romes within this howse 

fiyrst John pont ijjH xij* 

John walley for the company that In yoye wayzle [?] 

his patent for one chambre in the haU . . xiij' iiij* 

For a seller chambre lett to master Doctour maye 

and payd by wyllyam seres by ye yere . . iiij' 

[The Rev. William Mat, LL.D., who was elected Dean of St Paul's on the 8tli 
February 1546, and had been deprived by Queen Mary m the first year of her reign ; 
was succeeded in his office by John db Feokekham on the 10th March 1554. 
Le Neve. Fasti, ii. 314, Ed. 1854.] 



[ The rest of this page is blank in the Original. ] 



I. 67 



[181J 9DecemT}erl554— 18 July 1557. t Dookwrayl^caw^*- j 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. J 



X, 68 



[ j:wS^}T'"'*'~y 19 July 1557— 9 July 1558. 19] 

'^'^'mtJc'f ^''" ®W!S ffsi the i^ccttinjite 

of tftc €omjiitn»c anir tttfistcrjj of fstactoncrfs 
for aU SttcHc somes of mott»c bfttdi ftatlie 
Comme to tfiit»rc ftantires / fromc the fif 
Sage of Sulfi m the gere of otir lotJ)rc 
go!r a[nno] 1557 iiuto titc t>r 3;t»e of SulD 
(n tfte jjcrc of ouv lorlre jjotr a[nno] 1558 



Utttptt^ 



Recevyd of william greflfen for an offence Commytted to one of the 

wardyns of this Company for his fyne . . . ij' 

[This fine was received between the 9th July and the 11th August 1557-] 



Recevyd of Arnolde lothbnry the xj of auguste [1557] in Recompence 
of his brakefaste at his makynge fre . . . . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of fraunces nycholson Alias seager in Recompence of his 
brakefaste at his makynge fre the xxiiij Daye of septembre 
[1557] V 



Recevyd of Eycharde Cowper apprentes with george meryson and 
turned over to Randall Tyerer in Recompence of his brakefaste at his 
makynge fre the iiij"' Daye of octobre [1557] . . iij' iiij^ 



Recevyd of leonarde askell prentes with 'William powell and turned 
over to thomas marshe in Recompence of his brakefaste at his 
makynge fre eodem die [4 October 1557] . . . iij' iiij* 

I. 69 



[191) 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. T.Dook™y.{J: ^^^: ] 



Eecevyd of garrard Dewes apprentes with andrew heister in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre the same 
Daye [4 October 1557] iij* iiij* 

Recevyd of Rycharde lindson apprentes with master Thomas 
barthelett in Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre 
eodem die [4 October 1557] iij' iiij* 

Eecevyd of Rowland wan der beken in parte of paymente of his 
arreriges the iij**^ of novembre [1557] ... ij* 

Eeceyyd of John fuller apprentes with master John Jaques in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre the ij"*" of 
Decembre [1557] iij» iiij* 



Recevyd of fFraunces Coldocke apprentes with master William 
bonham in Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre 
eodem die [2 December 1557] .... iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of Conrad myller for the heirsse clothe at the buryall 
of his wyffe xij* 

Recevyd of Rycharde Tottle for a fyne for byndynge of bokes in 
shepes lether / contrary to our ordenaunces the xvij Daye of 
Decembre [1557] xij* 



Recevyd of Eoberte Calye for pryntinge of a boke contrary 
to our ordenaunces that ys / not havynge lycense frome 
the master and wardyns for the same the xvij Daye of 
Decembre [1557] iiy» 



Recevyd from master wallye for half yeres Rente Due at the 
byrthe of our lorde gode laste paste [25 December 1557] for 

one chambre in our hall vj' viij* 

I. 70 



[ J. wS^. }t Dookway. 19 Jul}' 1557—9 July 1558. 20 ] 



Recevyd of the wannoth inqueste for the occupyenge of our hall 
the x"" of January [1558] iiy* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for an oflfence Donne contrarye to our 
ordenaunces the xiij Daye of Januarij [1558] , . x^j* 

Recevyd of humfiraye Toye made fre by his fathers Copye in 
Recompence of his brakefaste at his makynge fre the xj Daye of 
marche [1558] iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of 'Williain Jones apprentes with master Boberte toye 

in Recompence of his brakefaste at his makjrnge fre eodem 

die [11 March 1558] iij» iiij* 

[Bobert Toy had now been dead about two years, seep. 35.] 



Recevyd of the sayde humflBraye Toye towardea the chargis of 
our hall ......... ij' vj* 



d 



Recevyd of Williain Jones towardes the charges of our hall xij 



Recevyd of Adam blande for occupyenge of the hall at his 
maydes maryage ....... y» 



Recevyd of thomas besshoppe apprentes with master John Cawod 
in Recompence of his brakefaste / and towardes the charges of the 
hall the xxix Daye of apriU anno 1558 . . . iiij' iiy* . 



Recevyd of Abraham vele for a fyne the xx Daye of maye 

[1558] xx» 

Abraham Veale, though he was not a member of this Company but of the Drapers', 
was a bookseller ; see p. 116. 



Recevyd of John shereman for pryntinge of a balett without lycense 
the xiiij Daye of June [1558] ..... xij* 

I. 71 



[ 20 ll 1 9^ July 1 5 5 7—9 July 1 5 58. t. Dockwray. { J; ^1^ ] 



Recevyd for occupyenge of our hall at a weddynge the xij 
Daye of June [1558] v' 



Recevyd for occupyenge of our hall at a weddynge the xix Daye 
of June [1558] v» 



Recevyd of Alen gamlyn for his fyne for not commynge to the hall 
on the quarter Daye ...... ij* 



Recevyd of John foxe for his fyne for not commynge to the hall 
on the quarter Daye iiij* 



Recevyd of arthure pepwell for sellynge of bokes contrarye to 
ordenaunces the xxvij Daye of June [1558] . . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of thomas marshe for a fyne of Desobedyennce the ij^* 
Daye of June [1558] xl» 



Recevyd of William Seris and Bycharde Jugge of the fyrste 
[a]sessjTige / for syttinge fourthe of men in the quenes warris 
as app[e]reth by thayre bokes of accumptes . viij"^ xj' viij* 



Recevyd of Roberte holder and thomas purfoote collectors of the 
ij^* [a]8essynge for settinge fourthe of men in the quenes affayres 
as appereth in thayre bokes of accumptes . ix"* xvij" viij* 



Recevyd of Roberte holder and thomas purfoote for quarterages as 
appereth by thayre boke of collection . . ix'' v" iiij* 

I. 72 



[ J. wX;'!-]T.Dockwray. 19 Julj 1557—9 Julj 1558. 21 ] 



Receyyd more for arreriges of the sayde Collectors . xx^* x* 

Item Rente Rece-vyd of master poynte by the sayde Collectors 
for one hole yeres Rente Due at our lady Daye the Anunntion 
laste paste [25 March 1558] . . . . iij" xij* 

Recevyd for the occupyenge of our hall for a maydes mar- 
yage iij» iiij* 

Recevyd of William lobble apprentes with master lobble in 
Recompence of his breakefaste at his makynge fre the xj of 

auguste [1557] iij' iiij* 

[This and the next entry are both evidently out of the places.] 

Recevyd of Kobert True apprentes with master smythe in 
Recompence of his breakefaste at his makynge fre ij"^* of 
Decembre [1557] iij» iiij* 

Item Recevyd for Rente for one of the chambres for a quarters 
Rent Due at our lady last paste [25 March 1558] . iij' iiij* 



for tfte vv^sentementes of 

tirenti$$($ of tftc vxt%Xtx^ 

of stactonevs 



Emory molynoxe 

apprentes with William Cooke presented the iiij*** Daye of 

octobre [1557] yj* 

John Cottesforde 

Apprentes mth master Serys presented the vij Daye of 

februarij [1558] ....... 'vj* 

4 Transcbjpt ^c. 10 I. 73 



[ 21 ll 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. t. Dockwray. {J; c«^<^; ] 



William Bell 
apprentes with william lobble presented the vij Daye of 
februarij [1558] ■vj* 

Edwarde pattyson 
Apprentes with master lugge presented the vij Daye of 
ffebruarij [1558] . , vj^ 

John humffiray 
Apprentes with Rycharde waterson presented the the xviij Daye 
of apriU [1558] vj* 

Rychard Jackeson 
Apprentes with harry hammande presented the xxvij Daye of 
June [1558] vj" 

Thomas bryghtwell 
Apprentes with ffirances Coldock presented the TJ of July 
[1558] ■vj* 



Wilt tnit^nQt of all fiucht 

€op^t% as fie IgrenseJir to 

fie tf vswteO fiff tht masster 

anO fiiarOgttS of tht 

mffSterg of stacioneirs 

»» folotuctfi tfiiit s$ to $ii|»e 

To William pekerynge a ballett called a Ryse and wake . iiy* 

To John Daye a proclamatibn for here and ale frome the lorde 
maiour iiy* 

I. 74 



[ J. wX: 1 '■ "''°'™"'- 1 9 July 1 5 5 7— 9 July 1 5 5 8. 



22] 



To John Daye a almanack and pronostication of kennyngham iiij* 

To Thomas marshe this boke Called the Etiles and Ryghte 
ample Documenfes Towehynge the vse and practise of ye commen 
almanacke which ys caled ephemerydes .... iiij* 

To William greflyn this almanacke and the pronostication of george 
WILLIAMS Doynge iiij* 



To master John wally these bokes Called Welth and helthe j the 
treatise of the ffrere and the boye / stans puer ad mensam another of 
youghte charyte and humylyte an a b c for cheldren in englesshe 
with syllabes also a boke called an hundreth m,ery tayles . y* 



/5"57 



To John kynge these bokes folowynge Called a nose gaye j the 
schole howse of women / and. also a sacke full of newes . xy* 

To master John Wallye and mistress Toye these ballettes folowynge 

that ys to saye 

Women [ie] beste \ A mayde that woMe mary ) 

whan thay be at Reste j with a servynge nian / 



/ mil have a Wydow \ 
yf ever I marye j 



Whan Ragynge love 



The Daye of the lorde I 
ys at hande J 



who lyw so mery and make suche '\ 

sporte > 

as thay yat be of the pooreste sorte ) 



a ballett of TEOMALTN 



betwene a Ryche farmer \ 
and his Dougther J 



An Epytaph ipon the Deathe ) 
of kynge Ed warde ye 8EXTE / 



a ballett of the talke \ 
betwene ij maydes ) 



a ballet of good wyves 



The m\o']urnynge of 
Ed WARDS Duke 

BUCKYNHAM 



0/) 



a ballett of the lover and\ 
of the byrde ) 



I. 75 



[2211 



19 July 1557—9 July 1558. 



T.Dopkway.U;^-^ ] 



Tomorrow shalbe my "» 
fathers wake ) 

of the Ryche man and^ 
poore LAZARUS ) 

a ballytt of [?] made by ") 

NYCHOLAS BALTROPPE J 

a ballett of Wakefylde and agrene 

A ballett of a mylner. 

A ballett god sende me a"i 
wyffe that mil Do as I saye j 

A ballett / icill no more' 
go to the ploughs with a I 
notber new ballett annexed ' 
to tbe same 

A ballett of admonyssion to ^ 
leave swerynge J 

A hallettfor my solas 

A ballett in wynters Juste "i 
Retome y 

A ballett yf ever I mary "j 
/ will mary a mayde J 

A ballett then and in those ■ 
Dayes then I saye then \ 
knaves that be now wilbe I 
comme honeste men 

A ballet yt was a man \ 
in age truly J 

a ballett the Rose ys frame 
my garden gonne 

ij ballettes yf Care may- 
Cause men crye 
The sorrowes that Doth in- 
crease 

I. 76 



a ballett of a man that\ 
wold be vnmaryed agayne ) 

A ballett of the ab c of a preste 
Called EEUGH 8T0URMY 8fC 

The aged mans a b c 

for aU these as ys before wreten 

accordynge to the ordenaunces 

Eecevyd the some of . x" 

[As tnere are 31 ballads in this list, and 

the minimum, fee was 4d., the exact 

amount should have been \0s. 4d.; not 10«.] 



[These are evidently the two first lines 
of the ballad : 
Then, and in those Dayes then I say 

then 
knaves that be now, wil become honeste 

men.] 



[ J: wiTy'^T- ^'>'^^^- 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. 23 ] 



To thomas marshe to prynt an almanacke of master henry lowe 
his Doynge ......... iiij* 

To thomas marshe to prynte a pronostication of askam his 
DojTige iiij* 

To Rycharde harvye to prynte devo[u]te prayers and for his 
lycense he gaveth to ye howse iiij^ 

To thomas marshe to prynte a pronostication of master henry 
LOWE his Doynge and for his lycense he gaveth to the 
howse iiij* 

To henry Sutton to prynte an enterlude vpon the history of Jacobs 
and ESAWE out of the xxvij chapeter of the fyrste hoke of moyses 
Called genyses and for his lycense he geveth to the howse . iiij* 

To John Daye to prynte a proclamation for the Seals of vyttks 
sett out by the lorde maiour and for his lycense he geveth to 
the howse iiij* 

To master Jugge to prynte this booke Called tJie hoke of 
palmestrye and for his lycense he geveth to the howse . iiij* 

To master Jugge to prynte this boke of Josephm and for his 
lycense he gaveth to the howse iiij* 

To master Jugge to prynte these ij bokes Called The Rynge of 

Reste and the Rynge of Ryghtuones and for his lycense he 

geveth to the howse ....... iiij* 

[From the fee, it would seem that these two books were only one publication.] 



To John Daye to prynte this boke Called the govermente of 
helth tretynge of phisicke and for his lycense he geveth to the 
howse viij* 

I. 77 



[ 23 ft 1 9 July 1 5 5 7—9 July 1 558. t. Dockwray. { J- ^■^; ] 



To John Daye to prynte this boke Called the hundreth poyntes 
of good husserye and for his lycense he geveth to the howse iiij* 



To henry Sutton to prynte this booke Called the Couurte of VENUS 
and for his lycense he geveth to the howse . . . ii^* 



To master Jugge to prjTite these ij bokes Called the 
spalter in xvj[mo] englesshe and the shorte Bixcionary and for 
his lycense he geveth to the howse .... x* 



To William pekerynge to prynte these iij Dialogues contanynge very 
honeste learned pleasaunte and nets and for his lycense he geveth 
to the howse ..,....,. iiij* 



To William pekerynge to prynte this ballett Called the epitaph 
vpon the Death of kynge EnwASBE the VJ"^ and for his lycense 

he geveth to the howse iiij* 

[See a similar ballad at^. 75.] 



To John Daye to prynte this boke Called the pommender of 
prayers icith ye adicyons Draicen out saynt AUGJJ8TINE and 
for his lycense he geveth to the howse .... iiij* 



To master John wallye to prynte this boke Called vearum Die 
the waye of GOD and for his lycense he geveth to the howse iiy* 



To master wallye to prynte this boke Called the cronacle of 
yeres in xvj[mo] and for his lycense he geveth to the 
howse iiijd 



To master lobble to prynte these Copyes called the spalme of 
mesererj and in te Domine speravi / with the fo[u]ntayne or well of 
lyfe and for his lycense he geveth viy* 

I. 78 



[ J: wS^ }T- Dod^ray. 19 Julj 1557—9 Julj 1558. 24 ] 



To John kynge to prynte this boke Called the Defence of women and 
for his lycense he geveth to the howse . . [_no sum stated'] 



To William Coplande to prynte this boke Called the Isocrates 
PARANENSis ov admomjsion to Demonicvs and for his lycense 
he geveth to the howse . . . ... [wo sum stated] 



To John kynge to prynte this boke Called ADAM bell Sfc and 
for his lycense he geveth to the howse . . [no sum stated] 



To John kynge to prynte this boke Called the hrevyat cronack 
in viij° of the kynges and for his lycense he geveth to the 
howse iig* 



To John kynge to piynte these bokes folowynge that ya to 
saye a Jeste of syr G A WAYNE / the boke of Carvynge and 
sewynge / syr LAMWELL the hoke of Cokerye the boke of 
nurture for mem sarmuntes and for his lycense he geveth to 
the howse ....... [wo mm stated^ 



To Thomas marshe to prjTite this boke Called the peerle of parfiction 
and for his lycense he geveth to the howse . . . iiij* 



To nycholas englonde to prynte this boke called the secretes of 
the Reverende saviour and master alexis of pyemonte 8fC and for 
his lycence he geveth to ye howse x^ 



To John Daye to prynte this boke Called serten prayers of the trenyte 
and for his lycense he geveth to the howse . [wo sum stated] 



I. 79 



[24ft 



L 9 July 1 5 5 7—9 July 1 5 58. t. Dockwmy. { J; ^^; 1 



iittt after tnfiutifi all 

nimteis tohich the sas&e SJohit 

CiitDO^ iintr Softn i!!2!!titn»c fuith Utvlrc out ftromc 
tfic t|^« Ditjje of ?sc^tcmftre in ttic g^*"^ o^^ o«<^ 
lorJre golr 1557 tmto titc <jr'^ Sajjc of Sulfi in tHc 
gore of our UvXfc fioJr a[nno] 1558 

as ti^reaftet: folotoetfie 



[Owe ew^ry owiiWec?.] 

Item for vj Bubble quarters at v* le pece 

Item for xiij syngle quarters at ij* ob le pece . 

Item for a bundretb of bourde at iiij' vj* 

Item ij hundreth and a halfe of iij panye nayles 

Item ij hundretb of vj panye nayles 

Item ij payre of hyngis and a howke 

Item iij hundreth of sappe latthe . 

Item payde to a Worke man for iij Dayes 

Item payde to a workeman for iij Dayes 

Item for halfe a Daj'e to a laborer . 

Item for ijy and a halfe of Runghe nayles 

Item for ij lode of lo[a]me 

Item iiij'"' lode of lyme . 

Item haKe a lode of sande 

Item ij pounde of Rede lede . 

Item for v Dayes to a laborer 

Item for v Dayes to a plasterer 

Item payd to John ffayrebeme for his quarter 
■wagis [due] at mydsomer [1557] 

Item payd for iiij'"' quyers of paper 



iiij" 



ij' 
iij' 
iij' 

ij' 
iij* 



UJ' 



Vjd 



IX" 



Tj« 



vij* ob 



xiiy" 
iij* 



v]" 



XXr 



iiij* 



«y* 



I. 80 



[Owe entry omitted.'} 



[ jiwXy'.- jT^^'^'y. 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. 



25] 



Item payd for a shorte whyte brusshe 

Item payd for a pully 

Item payd for a Rope 

Item payd to John ffayrebeme for 

wagis Due at mygelmas [1557] 



his quarter 






\Four entries omitted.] 



Item payd to John ffayrebeme for his quarters 
wagis Due at christinraas [1557] .... 
Item payd for iiij'"' quyers of paper .... 

[One entry omitted.] 

Item payd to John ffayrebeme for his wagis Due at 
the Anuntion of our lady [25 March 1558] . 



xy" 



[Two entries omitted.] 



Item payd for ij quyers of paper 



yj" 



tttong ^ptntt on iij quarters 

Siennevs at tfte ftaU atiout^ 

nece$isai|fe$ i^n^^nt^ 

Item a loyne of vele ....... xyj* 

Item a pece of beffe . . . . . . . viij* 

Item for breade ....... vj* 

Item payd for here and ale .... . x* 

Item payd for wyne vj* 

Item payd for a Capon . . . . . . ij' viij* 

Item payd for ij Conyes ;..... viij^ 

Item payd for nother Denner iiij' iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. ii I- 81 



[251> 



19 July 1557—9 July 1558. T.Dook^y.;j;^2j;^; ] 



FThese Charges were printed by Mr John Nichols in his Illustrations, Sc, p. 223, 
Ea. 1797 ; and again in his Literary Anecdotes (xviii. cent.), iii. 564, Ed. 1805.] 

Efie cftavflis of ^ettsnge 

fottrthe of mtn to swbe tftt 

nutnt accorignfle to our 

Comms!$$ion. 



[The occasion of this Levy was the recapture of Calais by the French under the 
Puke of QciSE, on the 6th January 1558.] 



Item for preste monye for viij' men .... 

Item for preste monye for viij men more at \j* le pece 

Item payd for iiij""" Cappes ..... 

Item payd for thayre meato ttat Daye whan 
thay wente fourthe ...... 

Item monye Delyrered to them for thayre necessaryes 

Item payd for gonne powther and matche . 

Item payd for thayre Cundett monye at xviij* le pece 

[i. e., for Four men.] 

Item for settynge of ij bowes 

Item payd for ij Dosyn of poyntes 

Item payd to the taylour for makyng of yoelett 
hooles in the Jackes .... 

Item payd for bowe strynges 

Item payd for iij Jackes .... 

Item payd for iiij""" swordes 

Item payd for iiij""" Dagors 

Item payd for a bowe and a shafiFe of arrowes 

Item payd for ij Jackes .... 

Item payd for vj gyrdelles 

Item payd for vj gorgettes 

Item payd for ij homes for gonne powther with chargis 



viij* 




iiij» 




iij* 




iiij' 


iiij^ 


xiij» 


iiij* 




vij* 



vj' 



viy" 
iiij* 



iiij* 

ij'' 
zx* 

Tiij* 

iiij' viij* 
xxj» iiij"" 



VJ" 



viij' 
iij* 



I. 82 



[ j: wX. i ^- ""^""y- 1 9 July 1 5 5 7— 9 July 1 5 58. 26 ] 

Item payd for ij pounde of gonne powther . . ij» 

Item payd for ij Relies of matche .... ij* 

Item payd for a hannde gonne .... vj* 

Item payd for iiij" Cappes iij* 

Item payd for v payre of spyntes .... xuj» viij* 
Item payd to the Armerer for mendynge of a 

harnes and a hed pece xij* 

Item payd for vj Dosyn of pojrntes . . . xij* 

Item payd for xxiiij yardes of wli3rte Cotton for 
souldiours Cottes at vij* the yarde . . . xiiij* 

Item payd for ij yardes of grene Carsaye for to 

garde the sayde Cottes at xxij* le yarde . iij' viij* 

Item payd for makynge of the same Cottes and 

Red clothe for the Crosses ' . . . . vj' iiij'' 

Item payd for mendynge of a gonne ... vj* 

Item payd for mendynge of ij Dagors ... xij* 

Item payd for a bracer and a showtynge glove . x* 

Item payd for ij freyse Jerkyns for ye gonners . xij* 

Item payd for a payre of hose .... ij* 

Item payde for iiij""" payre of shoyes . . . viij* 

Item payd mony to them by command[m]ente , xiij" iiij* 

Item payd for meate and Drynke for them yat Daye ij" viij* 

Item payd for lede to make pellettes ... ij* 

Item payd for bowe strynges ..... y* 

Item payd to them for Cundett monye Accordynge 

to commandemente ...... ziig* 

Item payd for ij purssis for thayre pellettes . . viij* 

Item payd for a lynke for to leade them frome 

leaden hall to the Towre ... . viij* 

Item payd for ij blacke bylles .... ij* iiij* 

Item payd for ij new keyes with one newe locke 

and mendynge of ij olde lockes . . . iiy* 

I. 83 



[2611 



1 9 July 1557—9 July 1558. t. Dockwray, } J- ^^^ 



( J. Cawood, 1 



fitvt after folotnetfi tfit diargts 

of tht Henner at tttt thu^^nst 

of the waster an& UiarDrstts 

the b'* ISafie of 3ttl» (n anno 1538 

[The 5th July in 1558 fell on a Tuesday.] 

iFyrste for xij Capons 

Item for vij gesse .... 

Item payd for a dosyn of Rabbettes 

Item payd for ij Dosyn of chekyns 

Item payd for ij Roundes of sturgion 

Item payd for ij breastes of veale 

Item payd for a surloyne pece of beffe 

Item payd for egges . 

Item payd for xiiij pounde of butter 

Item payd for flowres and Rosys 

Item payd for orrynges 

Item payde for vj marye bonnes 

Item payd for gosse buryes 

Item payd for mary goldes 

Item payde for lavynder . 

Item payde for parsylly . 

Item payde for ij neckes of motton 

Item payd for iiij""" Rabbettes 

Item payd for a loyne of vele . 

Item payd for vj sackes of Colys 

Item payd for a quartron [i. e. 250] of byllettes 

Item payd for a quartron of fagottes 

Item payd for a stonde of ale . 

Item payd for ij Dosyn of breadc 

Item payd for salte . 

Item payd for a barrel! of bere . 

Item payd for xx pounde of cheres 

Item payd for iij pyntes of whyte venyger 

I. 84 



ix» 


iiij* 


iiij» 


iiij* 


ix« 


iiij* 


viij» 




ij' 


viij* 


ij' 


ij* 




V* 


iij' 


iiij* 




xvij* 




iiij* 




xvj* 




iiij* 




J* 


. 


J* 




j*ob 




xij* 




xvj* 




xij* 


iiij' 




ij' 


V* 




xij* 


ij. 




«• 






y* 


iiij' 


viij* 



XX" 



[ J:wX. I''"^''™''- 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. 



27] 



Item payde for iij quartes of yyrgis 

Item payde for a pottle of muskedele 

Item payd for xij galons of wyne . 

Item payde for ilij"'' pounde of suete 

Item payd for xvj" and x onz of sugar 

Item payd for synomon one pounde TJ onz and 

Item payde for gynger v onz iij quartrons 

Item payde for halfe [a] pounde of pepper 

Item payd for an onz of mayse 

Item payd for cloves and mayse one onz 

Item payd for vi" of Curraunce 

Item payd for iiij" of Dates 

Item payd for t" of prunes 

Item payd for nutmygges halfe a pounde 

Item payd for Water .... 

Item payd for v peckes of flowre 

Item payd for bakynge of xj pyes . 

Item payd to the Coke and his man 
Dressynge of the Denner 

Item payd to the Butler for his 
attendaunce at the Denner . 

Item payd for waffers .... 



xvj» 

xviij* 
a halfe xv' 
iiij' 



for 



xrf 



X1J« 



xvj* 
rvj* 
vij* 

ij« viij* 

X* 



ly" 



iiij* 



XV* 

xvij* ob 
xxij* 



iiij" 



Item payd to the screvener for wrytinge of the Indentures 
of the surrender from the fefifers of truste vnto the master and 
wardyns of this Companye and thayre successors . xiiij' 



I. 85 



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Recevj'd of master Dockewraye 
Recevyd of master Cawod 
Recevyd of master Wallye 
Recevyd of master Waye 
Recevyd of master Coston 
Recevyd of master Wolfe 
Recevyd of master kevall 
Recevyd of mistress Toye 
Recevyd of master Jaques 
Recevyd of master Turke 
Recevyd of master lobble 
Recevyd of [master] Judson 
Recevyd of master Duxsell 
Recevyd of master smytlie 
Recevyd of master Jugge 
Recevyd of master serys . 
Recevyd of master holder 
Recevyd of master purfoote 
Recevyd of master B[o]iinnan 



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per me Ryclwrd Way 

master this yerc 



Reginalde Wolff'e 
mychell lohlay 
Rychard Jugge 
William Seres 
Jhon Judson 

I. 86 



y viy 



[The following certificate is in the handwriting of John 
Jaqaes the new Upper Warden.] 

SuMMA TOTALLis of all and singuler Payementes 
paid and disbursed by the seid wardjTis for the 

yere ...... 

And so Remayneth uppon the seid wardens 
bytwene the Recypte and paiementes for the 

yere aforeseid ..... 

Wherof the house was indetted to Dyuerse 
persons of our company as monney borrowed 
of theym towardes the purchase of our hall 
and opteynyng the [injcorporation the some 

of xv" V 

And so remayneth of this Accompte and 
deliuered to the custodye of the newe wardons 

ix Die July 1558 in reddy monneye 

And master Cawod of his benyvolence same 
Day and yere gave to the house for hym 
self XX' and for William Coke xiij' iiij^ 

Sum left in the chest 

per me Johatl JaqUCS tmrdon 
hy me JoJiafl Tuvkc wardon 



[ J 5?X I' '""'^'- 1^ J^^y 1557—9 July 1558. 28 ] 



[This and the next three pages were also printed by Mr John Nichols in his 
Illustratiorts, (6c., p. 22S, Ed. 1797; and again in Literary Anecdotes (xviii. cent.), 
iii. 556, Ed. 1805.] 

EfiijS ifjS the aiJnbenioi^g of 

all mtht stttWe Ujitft otfier 

tH^nge^s ^% 3Potfce ayyer^ 

tanne to tHi$ Hob);E^e 

as foloU)etH tftitt »9 to !5jt»e 
Ktt tiic hall 

Item the hall Joyned with vayneskott playne pannelles with 

creates and benches 

Item a skrene with a Deske for plate 

Item the hall payse over the hygh bourde 

Item a Deale table of v yardes and a halfe longe with iij 

tresselles 

Item ij syde tables paynted Red and blacke one of tliera with a 

leaife and a staye of Ireon with vj tresselles to them 

Item vj new Joyned formes 

Item all the Wyndowes glaysed 

Item one banner 

Item iij shutchons [scutchom] 

M tHe greate jiairlottr 

Item a Joyned table with a frame of iiij yardes longe 

Item a Joyned table with a frame of iij yardes longe 

Item xij Joyned stowles 

Item ij olde formes 

Item a Joyned Cubberte with a hall payse and a Deske for 

plate 

Item all the parlour Joyned with vayne skott with playne 

pannelles and creates 

Item a Dornexe Carpett 

Item a Iron plate for the chjTnne 

I. 87 



[28Jl 19 July 1557— 9 July 1558. T.D.ck™y.|J;0*-^ ] 



Item a tabull of the names of the Auneyentes 

Item a newe Joyned Drawyng table with a frame 

Item one vysser and ij whippis for reformacyon 

Item ij new Joyned formes 

Item a cheste with iij lockes and iij keyes 

Item a box with ij lockes and ij keyes 

Item a Joyned box with a locke and a key for the herse clothe 

Item all the parlour Jo)Tied with vayneskott new playne pannell 

and crestes with benches a longe the table 

Item all the wyndowes glaysed with vj Casementes of Iron 

Item ix paynted storyes standynge above the vaynskott in the 

sayde parlour 

Item a Couurte Cubberte with ij stayes of Iron 

Item a grene Carpett of ij yardes and iij quarters longe 

Item one herse clothe of the gyft of master Cawood 



[The Chapel was used as the Annoury of the Company.] 

Item a table with iij tresselles in ij peces 

Item ij Jackes 

Item iij gonnes 

Item a bowe and a shaffe of arrowes 

Item viij alman Revettes 

Item V bed peces 

Item iij skuUes with ij Cappes 

Item vij pay re of spentes and one apente 

Item ix gorgettes 

Item iiij swordes 

Item iiij Cottes 

Item a bore spere 

Item viij blacke bylles 

Item V blacke gyrdelles 

Item one pyke 

I. 88 



[ J. wS^' ; T. Dockw»y. 1 9 July 1557—9 July 1558. 29 ] 



Item iij whyte gyrdelles 
Item iiij°'' Dagors 

Jin the iSttttrse 

/<em a great chest boughte of master Seres 

Item a home garnesshed with a leppe and the teppe sylver and 

gylte and the foote Cop[p]er and gylte 

Item ij olde playne table clothes 

Item iij olde playne towelles 

Item iiij""' stone Crusys covered with pewther 

Item xxviij stone pottes 

Item xij Dosyn of trenchers 

Item ij shelves 

Item a geste for ale and here 

Item a newe tabuU clothe for one old by mistress Toye 

Item 1 Dozen napkins gyven by mistress Toy pleyne 

Jrtt tfic ftiJtdicn 

Item a Dressynge bourde iiij"'^ yardes and a halfe longe 

Item ij shelves 

Item a payre of Iron Rostynge Rackes 

Item an Iron barre in the chemne 

Item iij trammelles to hange pottes on 

Item iij spyttes 

Item a brasse pott and a brasse panne 

Item a stone morter and a pestell 

Item iiij"'' Cressettes with staves 

Item xlvj platters 

Item xliiij'"' Desshes 

Item xlviij sawcers 

Item one olde Desshe besydes 

Kn tfie M\\tx 

Item a geste for here and ale 

Item in olde leade contaynynge in wayghte ij hundreth lacken 

V pounde [= 219 lbs] 

Item of a thousande of tyle 

[The following Receipt is in the handwriting of John Jaqnes.] 
Recevyd xij locks and xij keyes besydes the bedeUes keye 

Recevyd by us the newe Wardens 9 July 1558 videlicet 



per me Jolian Jaqucs 

hy me Johatl Tuvkc 



A Transcript ^c. 12 I- 89 



[ 29 i» 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. T. Dockwray. J J; c^-<^; ] 



[The following List is in the handwriting of John Jaques.] 

Utmiimmti^ iw tft^ ^'^(^^ i»ttft ill locftes 

antr t(f ftege^ iuHidie stanirfith tn the 

CounceU CHamtit:^ 

/m primis one longe case with, lock and keye couered with 
lether 

Item the [injcorporacyon of Stacyoners vnder the great scale of 
Yngland made in anno philipi et marie iif"" et iiij^ 

Item one Boxe of evydence conteynyng viij peces for the 
purchase of our hall 

Item one leaze bytwene the company and John font consemyng 
parceU of the howse he dwellyth yn for the terme of xxxj 
yeres and his obligacon for perfourmance of couenantes 

Item one obligacon made by Adam bland to the company in 
j C* that he shuld Doo no Injury to the hall 

Item one obligacion that hughe Singleton stayndyth bounde to 
William Seres in xx** nobilles for payment of iiij'^ x* whereof 
xx-vj" viij* is payde and so remayneth iij*^ iij' iiij* whiche 
obligacon is gyven to ye hall 

Item a nother Boxe with a patent gyven by haroldes to the 
company of Stacyoners concernynge their Armes at the charges 
and gyfte of master Cawood 

Item one spone of syluer parcell gylt of the gyft of master 
Dockrey 

Item 1 spone all gylt of the gyft of master Cawood 

Item 1 spone of Syluer all gylt of the gyft of master walye of his 
name in grau[ed thereon?] 



I. 90 



[ J: w;^^' \ T- D-i^-y 1 9 July 1 557— 9 July 1 558. 30 ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



I. 91 




[ 30 ft 19 July 1557—9 July 1558. t, Dockwray. |J; ^-"^^^ 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



[The following Proclamation of the 5th June 1558— No. Ill in the Collection of 
the Society of Antiquaries of London — fairly out-Herods Herod ; and clearly shows 
from what extremities of misery England was delivered by Queen Mar/s death 
in the following November. 



iSg tHe itttnge mitt tHe d^ncm, 

JIHEREAS dyuers bokes filled bothe with beresye, 
sedityon and treason, haue of late, and be dayly broughte 
into thys E-ealme, oute of forreine countries and places 
beyond tbe seas, and some also couertly printed witbin 
this Realme, and cast abroade in sondrye partes thereof, wherby 
not onely G^od is dishonored, but also an encoragemonte geuen 
to disobey laweful princes and gouernors. The Kyng and Queues 
Maiesties, for redresse hereof, by this the[i]r present proclamation 
declare and publyshe to all their subiectes that whosoeuer shal 
after the proclaymyng hereof, be founde to haue any of the sayde 
wycked and seditious bokes, or finding them, doo not forthwith 
__^ burne the same, without showing or readyng the same to anye 

other person, shall in that case be reputed and taken for a 
rebell, and shall without delay be executed for that ofience 
accordynge to th[e]ordre of marshall lawe. Geuen at our manor 
of Saynt Jameses the. vi. day of June. 

God saue the kyng and the Quene. 

EXCVSVM LONDINI IN ^DIBUS 10- 
hannis Cavvodi Tipographi regiiE ma- 
iestatis. 

Anno. M.D.LVIII. 
Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum 
solum. ] 



I. 92 



[ j.iZt:: JK'^'y- 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 31 ] 



''-t.ttew '"' ®ft»fli »3S the itcttitttife 

ntaHre b|f SloHn aKaque^s anil 
^ottn lEuvht Uiaviinns of 

tfte CoMtpitnw of the mosstctij of StitctonctjEi 
for itW jsndic dommc;^ of ntott»c loHtdi hixtHe 
Commc to tlutorc finnlrcjs frotnc the p^ 3a»e 
of 3uli> itt the gcrc of our lotirc goJr 1338 
bnto the ^"^ Sawe of Siilfi in the jjere of 
our UorJre gotr 1339 



Utttptt^ 



James holyland ys fyned for beynge Dysobedient to the master 

wardyns and assystentes . . . . . . 'vj' ij^ 

[This is the first distinct meution of the Court of ' Assistants ' or ' Ancients,' who 
with the Master and Wardens, governed the Company.] 

Recevyd of Thomas purfoot and nycholas boreman for that 

thay Ded not gyve up thayre Accumpte at a Daye ap- 

poynted iij' iiij* 

[These two were the Renters, see p. 102.] 

John kynge ys fyned for that he Ded prynte the nutbrowne mayde 
without lycense . . . . . . . ij' vj* 

William Coplande ys fyned for pryntinge the Sarmon of 
Repcntaunce of master bradfordcs .... xx* 

Arthurs pepwell ys fyned for that he gave vnsemelye and unfettyng 
wordes to the maister wardyns and assystentes . . iij" iiij* 



%\\ the^e Uiare f»neJ)r for that tha» Camme 
not to the hall tiiion the quarter Have 

Rycharde grene at vj* 

master Crosse at ....... iiij* 

William marten at vj'' 

Aniolde Lothebury at ..... . vj* 

I. 93 



\ 



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10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 



^■^ay»lJ;TX'] 



Rycharde appley at 
henry norton at . 
master wolfe at 
Edwarde Cater at 
Eycharde hudson at 
Eoberte Calye at 
master Wally and 



vuj° 

^* 

viij* 

xij* 

^' 

^' 
master smythe were fyned for ttat 
thay Ded kepe thayre shoppes open festivall Daye and solde 

bokes V iiij* 

Rycharde waterson ys fyned for the lyke offence aforesayde / 
and also for behavynge hym selfe Dysobedyently before the 
Master and Wardyns iiij» iiij* 

John wyghte Abraham vele and Anthony kydson were fj'ned for 

that thay kepte open theyre shoppes vpon the sondayes . viij* 

[None of these three booksellers were members of the Stationers' Company, 
8ee p. 111.] 

William Jonys ys fyned for that he solde a Communion hoke of 
kynge Edwardcs [reign] for one of the newe . . . xx* 

James holylande for his Dysobedyennce to the Master and Wardyns 
and for mysbehavynge hym selfe ys Dessemyssed from the 
assestentes tyll suche tyme he Reconsyle hym selfe and also 
ys fyned to paye ...... [mo sum stated^ 

E-ecevyd of Roberte Calye at his makynge fre and for his good 
will to the hall ........ viij' iiijf 



Recevyd of John hill for [a]Ilerages 



xy" 



[The followins; entry occurs by itself on a parchment fly-leaf at the end of this first 
Register ; and is transferred here, as to its approximate place : see also^. 99.] 

fiXn»Ux ^ititsc ntiti^ter 1558. 

Robert Wapull presenteth John feldinge his apprentice / 



* John Daye 



IBL^ttn^t for pv^ntinat 

John Daye ys lycensed to prynte a boke of phisyke Called 
the trcaswi/ of [Philiatrus Evonymus (i. e. Conrad Gesner] 
translated out of laten and hath not payd for the sayd boke 
but only the entraunce which he payd .... iiy** 

[• This is the first mstance in which names occur in the marginal space which had been 
provided for them from the first in the Register.] 

I. 94 



[J:^."-l=-^»y» 



10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 



32 J 



John Tysdale lycensed John Tysdayle to prynte a[n] a b c in laten for Rycharde 

Jugge John Judson and Anthony smythe . . . . iiij* 

[This is the first instance recorded in the Register of one printer printing for 
another.] 

mistress Toye mistress Toye had lycense to prynte Cathechisme [in] laten iiy* 

John Daye John Days was lycensed to prynt an almanaeke and pronostication 
of KENNYNGHAM and (7 pronosticution of george Williams and 
the hushande to his wyfe xyj* 



John Judson John Judson ys lycensed to prynte the Compendious treatcs or 



manvall of prayers 



uy" 



William Serys Lycensed to william Seris to prynte the Image of idelnes and 



psalmes in, mytre noted and proverbis in mytre 



xy 



id 



master Wolfe 



master Wolfe ys Ij^censed to prynte the boke of arsmatickc 
[arithmetic'] of Robekte Recoede 



xy* 



John Judson 



John Judson ys lycensed to prynte the boke Called the Spiritual! 
Counsaile / Jesus mattens / Jesus psalter and xv oes all in 



one boke 



uy" 



master waye 



John Saye 



master Waye had lycense to take the lawe of James gonnell 
for a sarten Dett Due vnto hym ..... 

John Daye ys lycensed to prynte the pronostication of henry 
LON [? Low] 



iiy* 



Thomas marshe 



Thomas marshe ys lycensed to prynte ye pronostication of Lewes 
VAUGHAN / Bevts of EAMFTOJST The vij wysc masters of 
Rome and an almanacke of the sayd Leves waughan with 



an almanack of askams . 



xx" 



master Tnrke John Turke ys lycensed to prynte the boke Called the kynges 
and quenes psalmes sett furth by kynge HENRY the VIIJ"^ and 



quene KATSEKYN 



uy" 



Eychard Tottle Rycharde Tottle broughte in a patente for pryntinge of bokes 
of Lawe / to be confyrmed and allowed by this howse and the 
sayd patente ys for vij yeres dated anno ij" et iij" philippi et 
marie [i. e. between 25 July 1555 and 5 Jidy 1556] . iiy* 



I. 95 



[ 32 t> • 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. K-^»y !j:tX' ] 



Eychard tottlo Eycharde tottle ys lycensed to prynte the passage of the queues 

maiesties Throwoute the Cytie of London j The frute of foes 

and a treafes of senaca ...... ij' iiij* 

[Tliis was Queen Elizabeth's passage through London on 14th January 1559. This 
entry therefore is one of the first of her reign in the Registers.] 

master Wallye master Wally hath lycense to prynte a Colliction ofyeres iiij* 

Inke haryson Lncke liaryson ys lycensed to prynte the pronosttcation of 
master nostrodamus and also his almanack for the same 
yere [? 1559] viij* 

owyn Rogers / Owyn Rogers ys lycensed to prynte a ballett Called have pytie 
on the poore iiij* 

owyn Bogers / owyn Rogers hath lycense to prynte the Complante of verite iiij^ 

WUliam Coplande ■W'illiani Copland hath lycense to prynte the meditation of 

BRADFOKDeS llij* 

owyn Bogers / owyn Rogers hath lycense to prynte the Instruction for chyldren 
and the Trubled mans medicene ..... viij* 

master Serys / William Serys hath lycense to prynte a songe ExlJilortinge to 
the laude of GOD iiij* 

■William Copland William Coplande ys lycensed to prynte a Dyologe sett furthe 
by twene the queues maiestie and Englonde . . . iiy* 

Eycharde lante Ryehard lante ys lycensed to prynte the A. B. C in 
englesshe iiij* 

WUliam Bedell These vij Ballettes were lycensed to William Redle and Rycharde 
Eychard lante Lante to prynte them for hym 

godly Tmmes {hymns} vsed in the Churche 

who are so mery as thay of ye low estate 

The proverbe ys tru yat weddynge ys Destyne 

The Robery at Gaddes Hill 

holde the ancer faste 

be mery good J one [ ? Jobn} 

The pangvs of love . . . ... . ij' iiij'* 

I. 96 



[ J: tS: \ K- v»y«- 1 July 1558—10 July 1559. 33 ] 



henry Sutton henry Sutton hath lycense to prynte T/ie Instruction of questions 
for children of the Lordes supper iiij* 

.nthony smythe Anthony Sm3rthe ys lycensed to prynte a boke intituled the moste 
presious perk ......... iiy* 

John Daye John Daye ys lycensed to prynte the syke mans 8a[f\ve . xy* 

Thomas marshe Thomas marshe hathe lycense to prynte The myrroure of 
maiestrates Tij* 

John wraHiE / John wyghte ys lycensed to prynte the worhe of Johannes 
FARRARius MONTANUS Consemynge the well framynge of a Common 
icelthe iiy* 

JoHK WTOHTE / And at the fynysshynge of the sayde boke he shall paye for euery 

iij leves a pannye 

[Does this eutry afford a clue to the rate at which the fee was charged 1 id. would, 
^t this rate, be the fee for 24 pages.] 

Thomas marshe Thomas marshe ys lycensed to prynte a boke of aeriayne Dreames 
made by Auiemedorus . . . . . . . iiij* 

master Serys William Serys hath lycense to prynte a ballet Called mercyes 
fortte .......... iijj* 

Anthony smythe Anthony smythe hathe lycense to prynte the psalter in viij" viij* 



anir inaft|fn0e ftvt wen 

William norton presenthe hughe Swyfte to be his apprentes for 
X yeres yj* 

hnmfiray Toys presenthe Thomas chapman to be his apprentes for 
xj yeres ^* 

Ryohard harvy presenth William lewys to be made fre of this 
companye and gevethe to this howse ... iij" iiij* 

A Transcript Sfc. 13 I. 97 



[ 33 1» 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. »• ^«y«- 1 J; &»*■ ] 



John wetherall goldesmythe Executour of Rychard kele 
stacioner presenthe Rycharde Adams to be made fre of this howse 
and geveth of his good will iiy» 

Roberta Sysay presenth Thomas Sysay to be hys apprentes and 
to serve for the tenne of vij yeres .... vj* 

Roberte Sanderson apprentes with Rycharde Rychardeson ys 
sett over by order of this howse to James gonnell Executour of 
the sayde Rycharde Rychardeson to serve oute hys yeres 
with hym xy^ 

Roger Dyas apprentes with Rychard Rychardson ys sett over 
by order of this howse to James gonnell executour of the 
sayde Rychard Rychardson and to serve out his [years] 
with hym xij* 

Thomas skerowe presenteth Rycharde garratt to be his apprentes 
for xij yeres yj^ 

Stephen kevall presenthe William Treble to be his apprentes 
for X yeres TJ* 

owyn Rogers presenthe henry walche to be hys apprentes 
for viij yeres . . . . . . . . yj* 

WiUiam marten presenthe William Anthony otherwyse Called 
William nycholson to be his apprentes for ix yeres . \j^ 

Anthony smythe presenth Charlys Benett to be his apprentes 
for viij yeres vj* 

golson [?] Johnson ys sworne brother this yere . . xy* 

William powell presenth Rychard Pekerynge to be made fre 
of this howse and gevethe of his good will ^ xy* besides 
his Duety [iij* iiij*] iiij' iiij* 

I. 98 



L J; iXe"- 1 «• "^"yo- 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 34 ] 

John Judson presenthe george Asten to be his apprentes for 
X yeres ......... vj* 

William greflfeth presenth Raufe Wall to be his apprentes 
for vij yeres ........ vj^ 

Receyyd of nycholas ynglonde for his [a]rerages for this 
yere x* 

Thomas marshe ys lycensed to prynte a treates of graftynge 
and sowynge ........ iiij* 

Eoberte wapull presenth John fyldynge his apprentes and sett 
over to henry whyte to be made fre of this howse and geveth 

of his good will to the hall . . . . . vj' viij* 

[See the entry — in the original, on a parchment fly-leaf at the end of this Register — 
which we have inserted at the bottom oi^. 94] 

William Stuerd presenth William gray his apprentes to be made 
fre of this howse and payd of his good will to the hall iiij* 

Eoberte holder presenth Jeronimo glover to be made fre of 
this howse and geveth of his good will xij* besydes his 
Duety of iij» iiij* iiij» iiy* 

William hill presenth William sheppard his apprentes to be 
made fre of [this] howse [and giveth] xij* besydes 
[h]ys Duety of iij' iiij* iiij» iiy* 

Luke haryson presenth Peter Benson to be his apprentes for 
jx yeres vj* 

master Wolfe presenth John Eadborne to be his apprentes for 
vij yeres ......... vj* 

John Wallye presenth John Beale to be his apprentes for 
ix yeres ......... T?j* 

James gonnell presenth Eoberte Sanderson the apprentes of 
Rychard Rychardeson to be mad[e] fre of this howse and 
payd ......... iy° iiij* 

I. 99 



[34t> 10 July 1558— 10 July 1559. «• ^aye. { J; J^«|»- ] 



And the sayde Roberte Sanderson Ded promysse at the feaste 
of saynt mygchell then nexte Commynge [29 September 1559] 
for a benevolence to the howse iij' iiij* . [no payment reeordecC] 

Phillipe Cuttire frensheman then Jomeman with Thomas Purfoote 
the 27 of febr[u]ary anno 1559 then swome brother of this 
howse xij* 



f[^nt% for Ji^fatttes for l^x^xtX 
SWfl^ tuitftoute license 



John Tysdayle for pryntinge without lycense The A. B. C. and 
a nether suche lyke for bothe he ys fyned iiij' viij* . [iiij* viy* ] 

Rycharde harvy 'for byndynge of greate bokes in shepes lether 
ys fyned at . . . . . , . . , xy* 



Randall Tyerer for byndynge of mediante bokes in shepes 
lether ys fyned at . . . . . . . .iiij* 

[Seep. 102, for a note relative to Tyerer's burial.] 



William g^effeth for that he prynted a medmne made by Bodour 
OWYN with oute lycense was fyned at . . . . xij* 

henry Sutton for takjoige of a straunger Contrary to the orders 
of this howse ys fyned to paye . . . . . xij'^ 

William Peker^mge and William grefifeth for contensious wordes 
betwene tham had for convaynge awaye of a Copye of doctor 
owYNs medysine ys fyned at vj* le pece .... xy* 

I. 100 



[ JiS'S^-^'y'- 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 35 ] 



Rychard Lante was sente to warde for the pryntynge of an 
EpitJiaphi of queue MAliY with out lyceiise 

John harryson for pryntynge of a ballet with out lycense be/wide 
the glasse of yonge servynge men was fyned . . , ii^* 

owyn Rogers for pryntinge tlie Epktelles and gospilks without 
lycense and for kepynge of a forren[er] with out lycense 
ys fyned iij' iiij* 

Owyn Rogers for pryntinge of halfe a Reame of hallettes of a 
nother mans Copye by waye of Desceate ys fyned at . xx* 

John Days for pryntinge of a boke without lycense Called an 
Excelent treates made by nosterdamus ys fyned at v" [v'] 

William Copland for pryntinge of a pronostication of nosterdamus 
withoute lycense and for mysbehavynge hym selfe before the 
master and Wardyns was fyned at iij' iiij* . . [iij' iiij*] 

Rychard Adams for pryntinge the Regester of all them that ware 

burned without lycense was fyned at v' . . . v' 

[This compeiidious register in metre of the Marian martyrs was written by Thomas 
Brice ; and was doubtless of considerable use to John Fox in the preparation of 
the first English edition of his Actea and MonumetUes, Sc, which appeared in 1563.] 

owyn Rogers for pryntinge withoute lycense The Regester of all 
them that were burned was fyned at xx^ . , . xx* 

henry Sutton for prjoitinge the Examination of Johx philpott 
with out lycense and his fyned at v' . . . . v" 

owyn Rogers ys fjTied for that he prynted a ballett of the Lorde 
Wenfurthe [Wenttcorth] with out lycense ij' . . y* 

John Audeley for pryntinge of ij hallettes with out lycense was 
fyned at ij' . . • y' 

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[35tj 10 July 1558— 10 July 1559. »'^''y«U:??Sr ] 



flfor ottup^nQt of tftt 
htv^t ©lotfte 

ffor occupynge of tlie herse clothe In auguste [1558] 
iij sondry tymes ....... iy" 

ffor occupynge of the herse clothe at ij sondry tymes for master 
Doctour Cooke y» 

ffor occupynge of the herse clothe for Eandall Tyerer . xij* 

ffor occupynge the hall at a weddynge . . . iy» iiij* 

ffor occupynge of the herse clothe for master Bull his sonne 
buryall ......... xij* 

ffor occupynge of the hall at a weddynge of the Barbers Wyfe 
in saynte mygchilles parrysshe iij' iiij* 

ffor occupynge of your [our] hall at a Weddynge of master 
Dockewray his kynswoman .... [«o sum stated] 

ffor occupynge of our hall at a weddynge of mistress Toye 
hyr mayde . , [no sum stated] 

ffor occupynge of our haU at a Wyddynge of master btjttler 
his mayde [no sum stated] 

ffor occupynge of our hall of the wannote inqueste the 
Last yere [/. e. 1558] ,.,,,. vj' viy* 

Recevyd the iiij"» Daye of novembre anno 1558 of nicholas 
boreman and thomas purfoote Collectors for this yere for halfe 
yeres quart[er]age8 ended at the feaste of saynte mygchill last 
paste [29 September 1558] in parte of Paymente of a more 
some ......... xlvj* viy* 

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Recevyd of the sayde Collectors for the Rente of a tenement 
which one John poynt Dwelleth in for halfe yeres Rente 
ended at [the feast of saint] mygchell Last paste [29 
September 1558] xxx= vj* xxx» vj* 

Recevyd the viij*'' Daye of may anno 1559 of william Serys for 
one hole yeres Rente for a seller which ys in the occupjoige of 
master Doctour may Deane of powlys / ended at our lady Day 
last paste [25 March 1559] iiij» 

Recevyd of the foresayde Collectors the viij"' Daye of maye [1559] 



for thayre full Accompte . 



Iv" xj^ 



[The four following amounts were therefore received on or between the 8th May 
and the 10th July 1559.] 

Recevyd more of the sayd Collectors in thayre Accompte by 

bylles as mony lade oute by them as for the Bedell his wages / 

and other charges as by thayre bylles yt may appere lix* xj* 

Recevyd of William Croke executour of the Last will and testament 
of Adam Croke the which Adam Croke Ded gyve to your [our] 
hall in his last will ....... xx' 

Recevyd of mistress Dockewray xx' which hyr husbonde gave to 
our hall by his Last will / and also a spone of sylver all 
gylte XX' 

Recevyd of John poynte for halfe a yeres Rent Due at our 
Lady Daye in lent Last paste [25 March] in the yere of 
our lorde god 1559 ...... xxx' vj 



i'd 



Witttptt^ totnarixed tiit Siennw 



Recevyd of master Waye 


iij» iiij'^ 


Recevyd of master Jaques 


iij* iiij* 


Recevyd of master tnrke 


iij" iiy* 


Recevyd of master Coston 


iy* iiij* 


Recevyd of master Wolfe 


iij' iiij* 



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July 155f 


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Eecevyd of master kevall 








iij» iiij* 




Recevyd of mistress Toys 








ij» viij* 




Recevyd of master Cawod 








iij" iiij* 




Recevyd of master Cooke 








iij' iiij* 




Eecevyd of master Wallye 








iij" iiij* 




Recevyd of master Loble 








ij» viij* 




Recevyd of master Judson 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master Duxesell 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master Jugge 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master Serys 








ij* viij* 




Recevyd of master smythe 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master holder 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master purfoote 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master Bedell 








ij' viij* 




Recevyd of master Tottle 








ij' viij* 



iSenebolence 



[This Benevolence was towards the Muster on the 2nd July 1559, see^. 113.] 



Rece-pyd of William greffeth 
Recevyd of Rychard tottle 
Recevyd of nycholas boreman 
I. 104 



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y 



[ J.TK>-^»y- 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 37 ] 

Luke harryson and gregory brodehed .... xx* 

Eecevyd of John shereman viy* 

Eecevyd of "William Cooke x\j* 

Eecevyd of Rychard baldwyn TJ* 

Eecevyd of Rychard grene XTJ* 

Eecevyd of William marshall . . . . . i^^ 

Eecevyd of William Pekeringe x^* 

Eecevyd of henry norton iiy* 

Eecevyd of Rychard harvy y" ''3* 

Eecevyd of humflfray Toye xyj* 

Eecevyd of William norton xy* 

Eecevyd of Peter frynshe yj* 

Eecevyd of owyn Rogers yj* 

Eecevyd of John kevell yj* 

Eecevyd of William lewys ''3* 

Eecevyd of William marten iMJ* 

Eecevyd of Alen gamlyn iiij* 

Eecevyd of Thomas marshe xij* 



^aqiueg anil inastrr tuvkt 



A TXANSCBIPT 4rC. U I- 105 



[ 37 ft 10 July 1 5 5 8—1 July 1559. b. waye. | J; J^««» ] 



Payd to master Recorder by waye of Reward for the overseynge 

and mendynge our boke of Constitutions of our hall . x' 

[This Book of ConstUiUmis is, I believe, now lost. It would have thrown great 
liglit ou the spirit and working of the Company.] 



Payd to William of the Chambre of London for the warnj^nge 
of Charlewod and his ij prentisse[s] to Come before ye 
chamberlayne xy"* 

Payd to master Edyns Gierke for the copye of Judgement gyven 
by my lorde chauncelour agaynste Thomas marshe and John 

KYNGESTON XX* 



Payd to the collectors for a quartron \i. e. 250] of byllettes boughte 
the iij''^ Daye of aprill [1559] .... iiij» viij* 

Payd to Williain Serys for a cheste to put our lynnen in yj' x* 
['tliis chest occurs in the Inventory taken on 9th July 1558, .see^. 89.] 



Payd to master fawsett by waye of Rewarde for pennyuge 

of our boke ........ xx' 

[This refers to the Book of Constitutions ; and not to this Register.] 

Payd to the Bedell for one hole yere endyd at the feaste of our 

lady last past [25 March 1559] .... xl» 

[J. Fayrebeme was the Beadle.] 



\_Five entries omitted.^ 



I. 106 



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38 J 



Zht cdatflejS of fht ©en- 

Sage of 3Jul2 j^wJjt ntonHra^ ^^ 

tip' 3iiwc of 3mI» anJr for the mctc anir ^Jrvnftc of 
jrij soUilrocris if armcrerjs anJr tf otficr sat UiavtcJr on 
them on sattcrtraw the fwrjstc 3a»c of 3ttl» attJr 
•sontrauc at noghtc ^tt)i)tcr tuhtch ibotutrucr!^ toorc 
ncntc h» the (ittcncfS commantrctttcnt in a tnttf^tcr hitth 
iLontronct!^ hcfotrc the queues maieiste at gteue 
tuotehe 

[Stowe thus describes this Muster : — 

[Sunday] " The 2. of July, the citizens of London had a muster afore the Queenes 
maiestie at Greenewich in the parke, of 1400. men, whereof 800. were pikemen, all in 
line corselets, 400. harquebuts, m shirts of maile, with morins, and 200. halberters in 
alman riuets, which were furnished and set foorth by the companies of the citie of 
London : they had to euery hundred[,] two witfelers richly apparelled, and twelue 
wardens of the best companies riding in coates of blacke veluet to conduct them with 
drums and fifes, and sixe ensignes, all in ierkins of white bridges satten cut and lined 
with black sarsenet with caps hosen and skarfes according. The captains, Robert 
Constable and maister Smirulers, brought them in batteU ray afore the Queene, euen 
as they should haue fought, which made a goodly shew before her Maiestie, the 
emperours and French kings ambassadours being present." p. 1082, Ed. 1600. 

In considering the following prices, it must not be forgotten that all the articles 
would be of the best quahty.] 

In primis for iiij Dosyn DD brede and one j* . . (iiij' 
[ i. e. Four dozen and a half and one = 57 penny loaves : 

Item for a bushell of fvne flowre 



Item for a kylderkyn of Duble bere . , 

Item for Drynke fetched at tbe ale howse 

Item for Drynke and cbese for the Sowdyers , 

Item for a kylderken of Duble Duble Ale 

Item for a stonde of smale Ale 

Item for butter and saltefyshe on satterdaye 

for the sowdyers ...... 

Item for pescoddes for the sowdyers J , 
Item for yj pounde of Suett .... 

Item for viij mary bones .... 

Item for iiij"'^ breastes and ij neckes of vele 

Item for a surloyne pece of beffe 

Item for iij quarters and ij neckes of motton to 

bake venyson wyse ..... 

Item for ix gese , > . . . 
Item xiiij*'' Capons 



= is. 7d.] 
iiij' 



vij* 



y' iiy'' 
xj* 



id 






XVJ 

^d 



xx° 



lllj' 



y*ob 

XV* 
XX* 
Vjd 



1J° 



xxiiy' viy" 



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Item for xv Eabettes 

Item for viij' chekens 

Item halfe hundretli of egges 

Item ij Eondes of freshe sturgion 

Item for Perfume . 

Item a pynte of Rose water 

Item for yest . 

Item for Tappys \taps\ . 

Item for sorrell parcelly and pot herbys 

Item for lavender . . . . 

Item in Rewarde to master borema[n]s 
for bryngynge halfe a Bucke 



sarvaunte 



Item payd for halfe a bushell of Rosys 

Item for gelyflowres and marygoldes for iij garlandes 

Item payd for strawynge herbes [^for the floor'] 

Item for bowes for the chemneys 

Itmn for flowers for the pottes in ye wyndowyes 

Item for a galon of Butter .... 

Item payd for whyte salte .... 

Item payd for xx pounde of cherys . 

Item payd for iij galons of creme 

Item payd to the Cooke for bakjmge of vij pastyes 
of venyson and vij tartes at his bowse 

Item payd to the Cooke and his man for thayre Labors 



iiy» 
iy» 
ix» 



^-' 



xq* 



ob 



a 



V 



iiy* 



j* ob 



iiij' 



Vllj" 



y y 



id 



I. 108 



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39] 



Item to hym in Rewarde for his fees 

Item to ij tume broches 

Item payd for water to the water bearer 

Item payd to a woman for Skowrynge the 
vessell and Dressynge the howse by vj Dayes 
and for hyr meate and Drynke .... 

Item payd by the Gierke at the fyrste meatynge of 

the sowdyers which was on thursday for breade and 

Drynke ........ 

[So there was a Clerk of the Company at this time.] 

Item payd to a poore man for kepynge ye gate 

Item IN SPICES as Curse suger viij pounde 

Item iiij""" pound fyne suger . 

Item peper iij quartrons of a pounde 

Item payd for saffron DD 

[ ? Half a pomid.] 

Item payd for iiij pounde of prunes 

Item payd for Corraunce iiij"'' pounde 

Item payd for maces learge on[e] oz 

Item payd for cloves and maces iij oz 

Item payd for Sinamon p° DD pounde . 

[ ? Half a pound.] 

Item payd for gynger p° DD pounde 

[ ? Half a pound.] 

Item payd for byskettes a pounde . 

Item payd for pepper more one oz . 

Item payd for cloves and maces more 

Item payd to Randali. kenedyne buttler for his 
fee attendynge at our feaste . 

Item payd for Wayfers to hym 

Item vj galons and a quarte of gasken [Gasconyl wyno 

Item for iij quartos Racked R[h]enyshe wyne 

Item payd for a galon of ypo[c]ras 

Item payd for ij galons venyger and vyrgis . 



xij* 



id 



ZUj] 



ij" viij* 



viy* 



uy' 



viij' 



iiij» viy 



\i 



xxij'^ ob 



viy" 
xiiij* 



ZS] 



ii 



iiy* 



xvy 



ni 



uy* 



111J» 




y 




viij' 


iiij* 




XV* 


iiij' 


viij* 


jj* 





I. 109 



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Item payd for bromes .... 
Item for hyre of a garnysslie of vessell . 
Item payd for a quartron [250] of byllettes 
Item a quartron [250] of fagottes . 
Item payd for vj sackes of Colys 



iij° iiij* 



XV3 



id 



Tj» 



[ The rest of this page is blank in the Original. ] 



I. 110 




[ jliS'l^-^^y- 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. 40 ] 

[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[This being the First year of Queen Elizabeth's reign, it may be advantageous to insert here an undated document, 
apparently written about Augiist 1577, which enumerates the various printing monopolies granted by the Queen from her 
accession onward. Wo shall discuss this paper in the next Volume in connection with the Controversy of 1582. In the 
mesm time, it may as.sist vis in the identification of some of the persons obtaining licenses for books, <fec., named in the 
Text : who were not members of the ytationers' Comimny, but free of other guilds of the City of London. 

A four-paged Representation amoiij; the Burghley papers in tlie British Museum ; Lansdomie MS. 
No. 48,/o?. 180-181, was originally entitled on the back : 

^fic gricfcs of tHc ^jrintcrss gUisisc jscUcrss atttr Cutlets <$u<9tctnc;r 
liM rcsou of ^irittiUtracs gratttcir to )trtbivtt )Jctr!9on!$ / 

It was subsequently endorsed Complaint ofdiuerse of their hynderatice by graunte of Priuelidges. 

Of this document, the following is all that relates to printing : — 

JlIB privilidges latelie granted by her Maiestie vnder her highnes greate seale of England to 
the persons here vnder written Con.serninge the arte of printing of bookes hath and mil be 
the overthrowe of the Printers and Stacioners within this Oittie being in nomber .175. 
Besides tlieir wyves Children Apprentizes and families, and thereby th[e]excessive prices 
of bookes preiudiciall to the state of the whole Realme besides the false piintinge of the 
same / 

John Jugge besides the beinge her Maiesties printer hatho gotten the priuiledge for the printing of 
Bibles and Testamentes the which was common to all ye printers 

Bichard Tothill the printinge of all kindes of lawe bookes, which was common to all Printers / who 
selleth the same bookes at excessiue prices, to the hinderance of a greate nomber of pore studentes 
1 John Daye the Printinge of A.B.C: and Cathechismes with the sole selling of them by the coUour of 
A Commission These bookes weare the onelie Releif of the porest sort of that Companie 

James Bobertes and Bichard Watkyns the printinge of all Alminackes and Pronosticacons the which 
was the onelie releif of the most porest of ye printers 

Thomas Marshe hatlie a great licence for latten bookes vsed in the gramer scales of Englande, the which 
was the generall Uvinge of the whole Companie of Stacioners / 

Thomas Vautroller a stranger liathe the sole piintinge of other latten bookes, as the newe Testament 
and others 

One Byrde a Singuigman hatha a licence for printinge of all Musicke bookes / and by that meanes 
he claimeth the printing of niled paper / 

William Seres hath privilidge for the printinge of all psalters / all manner of Prymers englisshe or 
latten / and all manner of prayer bookes, with the Reuercon of the same to his sonne / Who giveth not 
himself to om- trade 

pprauxces pflower a gentleman beinge none of om' Companye hathe pri^ilidg for printinge the 
Gramer and other thinges / and hathe farmed it oute to .some of the Companie for one hundred poundes by 
the yere / wMch C^ is raised in the inhaunsinge of the prices above th[e]accustunied order / 

TEMt names of all sudic Stacwoncrs anJr JJrintcrs m arc 
liintrvctr t>» vcson of tftc forcsaiir jiriliiltDrgcs 

John Walley Bichard Watkyns Hugh Shingleton Augustyne Lawton 

John Judson ffrances Coldock Nicholas Cliston Thomas Brightwel 

William Norton Eafe Newberie John Aldye Thomas Este 

humfrey Toye Dunstan whaplett John Awdley John Cuthbertt 

John harrison henrie Senham John Hynde Henry Bynneman 

Lake harrison william Howe Thomas Cademan henrie Midletou 

George Bisshopp John Jugg * ffiraances Godleigh Peter Benson 

Thomas hackett Boberte Holder Thomas Omble John Arnolde 

Gerrarde Dewes Henrie Sutton Dyones Eneley 

with the nomber of 140 tliat haue byne made free of the Stacyoners since the begynnynge of the quenes 

Maiesties reigne that nowe is besides a great nomber of apprenticez 
( • Tliese names are not aiUorjraphs. llow this name occurs here, when if appears above as a patentee, is a mystery- ) 

Hhc names of all stidte as tro lotie t)» booftesclltncj; lieing free of 
othetr Comjjantes antr also ftinlrerelr hn the satir (trtlitlttrgcs 

John wight Anthonie kidsos Richard Brett Anthonib Harris / 

Abraham Veale Xropeii Barker Richard Smith 

John kikqstose Nicholas wyer James Rowbothomb 

Besides a nomber of Jomeymen and apprentices of Theirs / 
This subject is further continued on par/es 114—116, and 144.] 

I. Ill 



[ 40<l 10 July 1558—10 July 1559. s'^'y-iJ-.TS- ] 



ilasmenteis^ for sctt^tifl fourtft 

of vii tntn to tht nntnt% 

ntatesttt ftffr muster 



ITwo entries omitted.^ 



Item payd to Cater[er] that attended ypon tlie 
sowdyayrs as for iiij""^ of the sowdyers Dynners on 
sondaye ij' for a yerthen pot j* for a bottell ij^ , for 
bare, on satterdaye and on sondaye by hym bought 
xvj* / for mendynge of the harnes in the fylde vj* and 
for his owne meate and Drynke xij* . , . . v" j* 



\_One entry omitted.!; 



11* 



Item payd for ij pounde of Corne powder . . , y 

Item payd for ij elles of blacke and whyte sarcenet for 
Scaffes for the sowdyers ...... x* 



I. 112 



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41] 



gumma Totallis ' 
Recevyd by 
John Jaqnes 
aud Jolrn Turke 
amw prinio 
Regime Eliza- 
beth that they 
were wardens 



Recyptes of monney .... 
ffynes for dysobedyence . 
lycenses for pryntyng 
presentmentes of printizes 
ffynes for printing without lycence 
The herse clothe and weddings 
Receyptes towardes the dynner 
Receyptes OF the benyvolence towards 

the musters ..... 
Recevyd of apprentes 



The dyvers [?] 
paiementes yat 
yere by the 
wardens 



}■ 



Whereof paid as foUowythe 

In paymentes 

In charges of the Dynners . ix"* xiij' 

.In charges of sowdyers . , , 



vij'^ob 



So RemajTietlie in this accompte in the charge 

of the said wardens ...... 

Item more for ffynes Delyuered to theym 

by master waye iiij' viij* 

Item more as in monney Delivered [to] theym and 
remaynynge in the chest the last yere by the 
wardens afore 

Totallis remaynynge in ye chest 



whiche some was Delivered the x* of July 1559 by John Jaques and 
John Turke late wardens in the presence of Rejmold wolf Richard 
weye Simon Coston Steven kevall John Cawodd John Walley 
William Ryddell John Judson Rycharde Jugg Anthony Smythe 
and other vnte mychell lobley and thomas Duxsewell the newe 
wardens for this yere ensuynge and thereof and of euery parte 
thereof the old wardens yat is to say John Jaqnes and John Turke 
be and by this accompt are acquyted and dyscharged 

is newe remaynynge in the 



And so the 

custodye of the newe wardens as reddy monny in 
the boxe whiche they have receyued in the presence 
of the persons afore namyd with all and seu[eral] 
the impley[ments] as aperythe by the yere afore 

he me michell loblay warden 

by me thomas dcwyxsell 



A Transcript ^c. 



16 



I. 113 



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[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[This subject is continued ffwa p, HI.] 

[Christopher Barker's Report in December 1582, ox the Printing Patents op 1558 — 1582. 

Among the Biirghley papers In the British Museum there is also the following masterly summary by Ohriatopher Barker 
— the Upper Warden for that year— of the printing jjatents granted by Queen Eliaibeth down to the date thereof, 
December 1582. It is liardly possible to exaggerate the importiince and authority of this graphic History of English 
Printing during the twenty-four years which had then elapsed since Eliaibeth's accession. It is not only a numeration, 
but a valuation of the several printing patents ; and gives us an insight into many transactions and circumstances : of 
which otherwise we should have Ijeen totally ignonmt. As it will so materially help us in a right estimate of the 
next following years : it is here reprinted out of its proper date. 

Strype has thus summed up the Controversy of which this representation is a part : — 

" Seres had a privile,^e for the printing of all psalters, all manner oi primers, English and Latin, and all 
manner of prayer hooks ; that as this privilege was taken away by Queen Mary, so it was restored again 
by queen Elizabeth by means of lord Bm-ghley, mth the addition of the grant to him and to his son during 
the life of the longest liver, and that this gave occasion to a great case. 

For Seres, the father, in his latter years not bemg well able to follow his busmess, assigned his privilege, 
with all his presses, lettei-s, stocks, and copies to one Henry Denham, for a yearly rent. Senham took 
seven young men of the Company of Stationers to join him in the same ; but certain inferior persons of 
the Company, setting up pres.ses, more than Endand might bear, did print other mens conies forbidden to 
them, and priviledged to others by the Queen's Letter Patents. These endeavoured for their own gain to 
have the privilege taken away, preferring a petition to the Privy Council, wherein they pretended that in 
justice it stood with the best policy of the realm, that the printing of all good and useful books should be 
at the liberty for every man to do, without granting or allowing any privilege by the Piince to the 
contraiy. And they said it was against law, and that the Queen ought not to grant anv such. 

Seres upon this, in a petition to the Lord-Treasurer, urged against these men, that Privilege for special 
books wa-s ever granted by the Prince ; for that for the mo.st part in all ancient books we read these words, 
Cum privileijio ad imprimendum solum ; and that many records might be found of the same, whereby it 
appeared that the Prince or Magistrate had ever care to commit the printing of all good books, especially 
of the best sort, to some special men well knoivn and tried for their fidelity, skill, and aliility. Examples 
whereof might be shewed as well in England as [in] other christian countries. And that tlie reason hereof 
was that printing of itself was most dangerous and pernicious, if it were not straitned and restrained 
by politic order of the Prince or Magistrate. 

'The affair at last was made up by a friendly agreement. The expedient was this, that those who had 
privileges were to grant some allowances unto tne Company of Stationers for the maintenance of their 
charge and their poor. This was about the year 15S,3." Quoted in Herbert's ' Typ. Ant.,' j>. ()88, Ed. 1786. 

Allowance must Ije m<ade in reading the following for a natural amount of self-interest. Barker— who had attacked patents 
when he w.as nota patentee, see his name jit p. Ill — does not deny the profitableness of the Queen's Printership as a whole ; 
but simply points out his own drawbacks ; in considering which it should be recollected that the Patents of Ser«s and 
Day were l»th anterior to his own. With this much of deduction we think that his representation entitled to the 
highest credit. It is pleasant also to note the manliness and straightforwardness of it ; while any one who has liad 
much to do with publishing books, will r&adily sympathize with the writer's anxieties. 

It may be weU to point out that the word ' letter' occurring in it is used technically in the sense of ' typo,' 

^ note of the state of the Comjpanvof )lnnt(r«i> 3JooftC!5cUcr!5> ;tn!r 
i$oofict}»ntrcr*i com^jvcttcntrcir OnJyci* X\\t name of Stmrtoncrjs, luttft 
a (laluation also of all the l[ettjte!5 tiatentes coneernmg; ttrtnttng. 

In the tyme of king Henry the eighte, there were but fewe Printers, and tliose of good credit and 
competent wealth, at whiche tyme and before, there was an other sort of men, that were writers, 
Lymners of bookes and dyverse thinges for the Church and other vses called Stacioners ; wliich haue, 
aiid partly to this daye do vse to buy their bookes in gro.sse of the saide printers, to bynde them vp, and 
sell them in their shoi>s, wherebv they well mayntayned their families. 

In King Edward the sixt his Dayes, Printers, and printing began greatly to increase : but the prouision 
of letter, and many other thinges belonging to printing, was so exceeding chargeable, that most of those 
printers were Dryven throuijhe necessitie, to compound before[hand] with the bookesellers at so lowe 
value, as the printers themselves were most tyines small gaynei-s, and often loosers / 

In the tyme of Q[ueeu]. Marie the Company procured a Charter for the establishing of a corporation ; 
in the which the Queene gyveth aucthoritie to all Stacioners, and none other, to print all laufull bookes, 
excepting suche as had ben before graunted, or should by speciall licence be after graunted to any person. 
Therein lacked this word I'rinter.t-Stacioiiers, so that printing is free, to bookesellers, bookebinders, 
Joyners, Chaundlers and all other being ffreeinen of the said corporation vnder the name of Stacioners, 
whether they be Masters or Jomiienien 

This Charter was ratified and confirmed by our .soueraigne Lady the Queenes Maie.stie that nowe is, so 
that the Bookesellers being growen the greater and wealthier nomber haue nowe many of the best Copies 
and keepe no printing how.se, neither beare any charge of letter, or other fmuiture but onlie paye for 
the workmanship, andliaue the benefit, both of tlie imprinting, and the sale of all Commentaries of the 
Scriptures, and (till of late yeres of all Schoole bookes, Ihctionaries, Cronicles Histories) bookes of Phuick, 
and infinite others ; most whereof are generally free to all : so that the artificer printer, growing every 
Daye more and more vuable to provide letter and other furniture, requisite for the execution of any good 

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worke ; or to gyve mayntenaunce to any .suche learned Correctour.s a.1 are hehouefull, will in tyme be an 
occasion of gi-eat discredit, to the professours of the arte, and in niyne opinion preiudic'iall to the 
comon wealth. 

These consideracons haue enforced printers to procure grauntes from her Maiestie of some certayne 
Copies, for the better mayntenance of furniture, Correctours, and other workmen, who cannot suddaynely 
be provided, nor suddeulye put awaye : and if they shoulde must of necessitie, either wantt necessarie 
lyving, or piint bookes, pampnlettes, and other trifles, more daungerous then profitable. 

I speake not thi.s (thoughe it be very true) as wishing any restraynt to Bookesellers, or Bookebinders, 
but tnat they may jjrint, and haue printed for them such good bookes, ns they can orderly procure : for 
even some of them, though their skill be little or nothing in the execution of the art, haue more iudgenient 
to goveme, and order matters of printing, then some Prmters themselves : But vnlesse some fewe printers 
be well mayntayned, it will bring both the one and the other to confusion and extreme povertye / 

Item rt note of the ofllcc9> anlr otfter isycctnU Itccnccj^ for 

yrinttn0> graiintc^ Um \\tx matestic to Jriuctrsc ycrj^on^ ; 

toitti a ronicctutf of ttve tialttation / 

Master fflower. 

ffirst her maiesties Printer for the Latin tongue, hath among other thinges the Grammar, and accidens 
for the instruction of youth : which being but a .small booke, and occupied by children, is greatlie spent ; 
and therefore the most profitable Copie m the Realme for the quantitie which is yet so muche the more 
gaynefull, for that the Printer with some greater charge at the first for furniture of letter, liath the most 
part of it alway ready set : otherwise it would not yeeld the annewitie which is paide therefore : And I 
haue heard those fyve men saye that occupie the same, that they would Avillingly geve two, or three 
hundred pound, to be rid thereof. But if any intrusion shoulde be made, by conipUing and publislmig any 
other but the same, (as it happeneth often in other cases) they should suffer extreanie lo.s.se, or els 
master rrLowER must loose his annewity. 

Christofer Barker. 

Myne owne office of her Maiesties Printer of the English tongue gyven to Master Wilkes, is abbridged 
of the cheefest comodities belonging to the office, as shall hereafter appeare in the Patentes of JIaster 
Seres and Master Daye : but as it is I haue the printing of the olde ayid newe testament, the statutes of the 
Realme, Proclamations and the booke of common prayer by name, and in generall wordes, all matters for 
the Churche. 

The benefit of the booke of common prayer is very small, by reason of Master Seres his patent as will 
appeare in the .same. 

The Statutes of the Realme wholy as they were enacted in the Parfiament, are alreadye printed by 
dyvers [of] my predicessours in so great nombers, that there need be no more printed these twentye yeres 
or more : so that when her Maiestie is to be served of them in any her highnes Comtes or otherwise, I am 
dryven to buy them of other. 

Tli^ abridfje^neiit of the Statutes (by reason of a contract, made by master Jngge ^'nto master Tottle) I 
am awarded by the Company to haue but half the benefitt During his fief, though they be printed in my 
name only. 

Proclamations come on the suddayne, and nmst be returned printed in hast : wherefore by breakhig of 
greater worke I loose oftentymes more by one Proclamacon, then I gayne by sixe, before my servantes can 
comme in trayne of their worke agayne, and in many yeres there napeneth not a proclamation of any 
benefit at all. 

The Paraphrasis of Erasmus ?q!>on the Epistles and Gospelles with the booke of Homilies, I offer to 
as many as will print them, geving me good assurauuce for the true imprinting thereof that I may be 
blamelesse. 

Testamentes alone are not greatly commodious, by reason the prices are so small, as will scarcely beare 
the charges. 

The whole bible together requireth so great a somme of money to be employed, in the imprinting 
thereof ; as Master Jugge kept the Realme twelve yere withoute, before he Durst adventm-e to print one 
impre-ssion : but I, considering the great somme I paide to Master Wilkes, Did (as some haue termed it 
.since) gyve a Desperate adveutm-e to imprint fower smjdry impressions for all ages, wherein I employed to 
the value of tliree thowsande pomide in the terme of one yere and an halfe, or thereaboute : in which 
tyme if I had died, my wife and children had ben vtterlie vndoue, and many of my frendes gieatlie 
hindered by disbmsing round sommes of money for me, by suertiship and other meaues ; as my late good 
master Master Secretary [Sir T. Wilson] for one : so that nowe this gappe being stopped, I haue 
little or nothing to doe, but adventure a needlesse charge ; to keepe many Journemeu in worke, 
most of them seruantes to my predicessours / 

Master Daye / 

In the priuiledge, or private licence graimted to Master Daye, are among other thinges the Psalmes in 
meeter, with notes to siwje them in tlie Churches aswell in foure partes, as inplayne sowje, which being a 

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parcell of the Church service, properly belongeth to me. This booke being occupied of all sortes of men 
women and children, and requiring no gieat stock for the furnyshin^ thereof, is therefore gaynefull / 

The small Catechisme aMie, taught to all lyttle children of this Realme is taken oute of the hooke of 
common prayer, and belongeth to me also which master Jn^ge solde to Master Dave, and is likewise 
included m this patent procured by the right honorable the Earle of Leicester, and therefore for Duties 
sake I hold my self content therewith Tnis is also a profitable Copie for that it is generaJl / and not 
greatlie chargeable / 

Master Seres 

Master Seres hath the Psalter of David, the primer far little children, with the same Catechisme, and 
all bookes ofpriuate prayer lohatsoever in latin and, Englysh : he also encrocheth farther to take oute of 
the booke of common prayer, the morning and Evenintj prayer, Avith the Collectes, the Letany and 
other thinges, framyng as it were a booke of common prayer to himself. 

This Psalter is likewise a part of the Church service, belonging to me, and as aucthorised by Parliament 
as the booke of common prayer. / 

The primer for children likewise consisteth of the Catechisme and certayne select Psalm^s of Davide. 

How I am nindred by this Psalter, it happeneth thus, that where I sell one booke of common prayer, 
which few or none Do buye except the minister, he [i. e. Seres] furnysheth ye whole paiishes tnrough- 
oute the Realme, which are comonly an hundred for one [of mine]. 

This patent being procured by your honour to that vertuous honest man your Lordships late seruant 
William Seres the elder, and his sonne, I ever did, and Do wilhngly holde my self content, for reverend 
Dutie to your honour : yet your Lordship may perceave, that in these two patentes heth the greatest 
commoditie of my office. 

Towching the generalitie of all bookes of pryvate prayers gi'aunted to the said Seres, they are in trueth 
of no suche value as they seeme : but ratlier Do Icepe back the mfinite nomber of vnf rutef ull prayer 
bookes, which vnskilfuU persons do contynually ofl'er to make : 

And these wrangling persons that so contemptuouslye Disobey her Maiesties grauntes and commaunde- 
mentes / Do not offer to priutt any prayers included in the geuerall wordes, but the Psalter with the 
inorninff prayer, aud the primer with the Cathechisme aiovesniae and other bookes what like them best of 
all mens priuileges and so arrogate to them selves a priviledge of priuiledges : yea they get into their 
handes, by what meanes they care not, great quautitie of paper for that purpose, printing them most 
falsely, and selling so cheape * : as if they had bin men of reasonable wealth before, they must nedes be 
vtterue vndone, and vndoe the Patentees also ; and by their great Disorder, tume the whole Companye to 
losse and hinderaunce in their occupying, among whome one [i. e. Soger Ward] Doth alreadye pretend at 
the least to be a prysoner of Ludgate, to defraude men of their right, and to avoide his Due desertes, and 
yet contynueth printing by his seruantes, and such evell Disposed persons as will work with hym : an 
other lieth in prison by your honours commaudemeut of her Maiesties pryvie Counsel!, and Doth the like : 
who (no Doubt) will in tlie ende exclayme saying they are vndone by priuiledged men, whereas the 
contrarye is manifest to your honour. This Patent is [now] executed by Henry Senham. / 

Master Tottle 

The patent [for books] of the Common Lawe hath ben very beneficiall, and hath had a tynie, the 
circomstaunces how, are to long to troble your honour with : but nowe it is of much lesse value then 
before, and is like yet to be rather worse then better, except a man should with exceading charge take 
another course therein, then hetheito hath ben observed : and as these dayes requier. 

master Bynneman 

In this patent is conteyned all Dictionaries in all tongues, all Chronicles and histories whatsoever. 
This generality carieth a great shewe, and in deed to be executed with conimendacon doth requyer a stock 
of ten thowsand pounde at the least : But if the printer should print many of the said volumes, he must 
needes stande betwixt two extremes, that is, if he print com{>etent noiubers of each to mayntayue his 
charges, all England Scotland and much more, were not able to vtter [disjMse of] them ; and if he should 
piint but a few of each volume, the prices should be exceading greate, and he in more Daunger to be 
vndone, then likely to gayne, the provision of varietie of letter and other thin2;es, would be so chargeable : 
ftbr even my poore printing howse which is but onlye for the Englishe, and som Hebrew, Gieeke and 
Latin letter if any suche work happen, hath cost me with in these few yeres twelue hundred pound. 
Wherefore this Patent in my myncfe maye be more Daungerous to the Patentee ; then profitable : for if 
any intrusion should happen to be made vppon him, he were easely vndone, and never able to recover it : 
and if I shoulde liaue my choyse of it and the lea.st that is already gi-aiuited to any of our Company, I 
would chuse the lesse : yea even these bad men that pretend to be hindered greatlie by this generalitye 
would print few or none of these if they might. Notwithstanding the generaJitie of this patent and Seres 
his also (the honour of her Maiesties grauntes reserved) is offred to be quaUfied at the Discretion of the 
auncientes of the Companye / 

Thomas Marshe. 

This patent includeth a nomber of the most vsuall schoole bookes in Latin, which (no doubt) would be a 
beneficiall patent to him tliat could well vse it, yea, great service to the common wealth might a carefull 

" L'hoapor then they can aforde, because they cannot avowch the sale thereof.] 
I_ WQ [Oontinutd on pagt 144.] 



[ ? D^wdi. I »• ^"■^•- 14 July 1559—5 July 1 560. 43 ] 



^""'SuT^^' ^^i^ ffjS tilt ^cmn^tt 

m^tft fig waster 3Loble 
aitJi master ^nvstll 
Wi^viim^ ^f the €om^ 

p-Anuc attJjr mwsteru of sstairtoncrs of all 
jsitdic !3ommcs of monwc as hatfic comme 
to tUAvxc fianDrcss frome the j;i«F 3*J?^ 
of 3}ttl» Anno 1359 / linto the h^^ of Sulij 
anno 1560 / \»U(h £» tig the »pnc( of one 
hole s^ '-* / 

Mtttptt^ for jjresentiitfle 
or yrentisses 

m folotoeth 

Recevyd of John Judson for presentinge of John Crokes to be 
his apprentes for viij' yeres frome the feaste of the Anuntion of 
our blessed ladye [25 March] anno 1559 and payd for his 

presentment ......... vj* 

[The entries of Apprentices are gradually becoming more full and precise in their 
information as to their parentage &c., and especially in respect to the dates of their 
commencing the apprenticesliip.] 

Recevyd of John Judson for presentinge of John Crnxe to be his 
his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynt John bapteste 
[24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his presentment . . vj* 

Recevyd or master Loble for presentinge of flfraunces Adamus 
[ ? Adams] to be his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of 
saynt John bapteste [24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment ......... 'vj* 

Recevyd of master Loble for presentinge of of Roberte Redynge 
to be his apprentes for x yeres / frome the feaste of sayntc 
James th[e]appostcll [25 July] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment ......... yj^ 

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[ 43 1» 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. a-woif.. { ?;SS^tu. ] 



Eecevyd of John harryson for presentinge of John Annion to be 
his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his presentmente \j* 

Recevyd of John Awdelaye for presentinge of Kycharde phillippes 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres / frome the feaste of saynte 
barthelmewe [24 August] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment . . ....... vj* 



Recevyd of mistress Toye for presentinge of Thomas Robynson 
to be hyr apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynte 
John bapteste [24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his 

presentment yj* 

[This entry coming after the previous one, shows that these entries are made in the 
order of the presentments, but that the initial dates of the apprenticeships might be 
earher or later than such presentments.] 



Recevyd of Roberto Broke for presentinge of Tobye Robson for 
to be his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of saynt mygchell 
th[e]argangell [29 September] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment vj* 

Recevyd of Ryeharde grene for presentinge of george ponggeslaye 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of saynte 
John bapteste [24 June] Anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment yj* 



Recevyd of John foxe for presentinge of Roberta brestow for to 
be his apprentes for for vij yeres frome the feaste of saynte 
mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1559 and payd 
for his presentment ........ 'vj* 



Recevyd of John foxe for presentinge of Roberte moyslaye for ix 
[years] to be his apprentes frome the feaste of the byrth of 
our Lorde god [25 December] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment . . vj* 

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Recevyd of John Daye for presentinge of John Rogers for to be 
his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynte mygchell 
the th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment . . . . . . . . . tj* 



Rycharde harryson for presentinge of henry bynniman to be his 
apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of saynt John baptest 
[24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his presentment . . \j* 



Recevyd of Rycharde harvye for presentinge of Roberte Bryges 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of the byrth 
of our Lorde god [25 December] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment ■yj* 



Recevyd of John Tysdayle for presentment of James howper for 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of the byrth 
of our Lorde god [25 December] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment ......... vj* 



Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for presentinge of nycholas Bowyer 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of the 
puryfication of our blessed Lady, anno 1559 [2 February 1560] 
and payd for his presentment . . . . . . vj* 



Recevyd of master Wally for presentinge of John george for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of the byrthe 
of our Lorde god [25 December] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment ......... vj* 



Recevyd of master Serys for presentinge Roberta tampon for 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of phillippe 
and Jacobe [1 May] anno 1560 and payd for his 
presentment yj* 

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Eecevyd of William hill for presentinge of Thomas grege for 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of penticost 
[May or June] anno 1560 and payd for his presentment . -vj* 



Recevyd of Rycharde applaye for presentinge of John Clement 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of ye 
byrth of our Lorde god [25 December] anno 1559 and payd for 
his presentnient ........ 'vj"' 



Eecevyd of master Jugge for presentinge of Thomas Dawson 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of saynte 
barthelmew [24 August] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment . . . vj* 



Recevyd of John a hill for presentinge of thomas brestow for 
to be his apprentes for tenne yeres frome the feaste of saynte 
John bapteste [24 June] anno 1559 and payd for his 
presentment vj* 



Eecevyd of John Whytnay for presentinge of henry stnrlay 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of 
penticoste [May or June] anno 1560 / and payd for his 
presentment ......... yj* 



Eecevyd of nycholas Cleston for presentinge of Eycharde Cowper 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of Easter 
[March or April] anno 1560 and payd for his presentment vj* 



Eecevyd of Koberte holder for presentinge of Edwarde Dyer 
for to be his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of ye 
purification of our blessed Lady anno 1559 [2 February 1560] and 
payd for his presentment yj* 

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Recevyd of Thomas sawyer for presentinge of James Ryekforde 
for to be his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of the byrth 
of our Lorde god [25 December] rrwwo 1559 and payd for his 
presentment .....%'-... tJ* 

Recevyd of william stuerde for presentinge of Edwarde Cowyke 
for to be his apprentes for xij yeres / frome the feaste of saynt 
James Th[e]appostell [25 July] anno 1560 / and payd for his 
presentment ........ yj* 



Utttptts for ntaftfiitfle 

uf fremen fvomt tht 

Viiip' Ha^e of aJul» 

anno predicto 



Recevyd of Edmonde James at his makynge fre of this companye 
the xvj Daye of auguste [1559] . . . , iij» iiij^ 

Recevyd more of the sayde Edmonde James of his good will 
towardes the charges of this howse the same Daye and 
yere ij' ij* 

Recevyd of Crestofer butler at his makjTig fre of this companye 
the xij of July [1559] iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of launrence Jackson at his makynge fre of this Companye 
the sayde xij*!* Daye of July [1559] . . . iij» iiij* 

Recevyd of Leonarde gardener at his makynge fre of this 
Companye the xxj*^ Daye of January anno 1559 [i. e. 
1560] iij" iiij* 

Recevyd of Raufe newbery at his makynge fre of this Company 
the sayde xxj of Januarij [1560] . . . . iij' iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. 16 !• 121 



[ 45 fj 14 July 1559—5 July 1 560. R. woif.. { ?-^':,u. ] 



Recevyd of Peter Pyke at his makynge fre of this Company 
the xiij Daye of februarij [1560] . . . . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayde peter pyke of his good will towardes 
the charges of this howse the same Daye and yere . xx* 



Recevyd of peter harte the xxyj Daye of februarij [1560] whan 
he shidde have bene made fre of this Companye iij' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayde peter harte of his good will towardes 
the charges of this howse the Daye and yere above sayde xx* 



Recevyd of Edmonde hallye at his makynge fre of this companye 
the xxyj Daye of februarij [1560] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd more of the sayd Edmonde hallye of his good will 
towardes the charges of this howse the same Daye and 
yere xij* 



Recevyd of John hynde at his makynge fre of this Companye 
the xxvj Daye of februarij [1560] .... iij' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayde John hynde of his good will towardes 
the charges of this howse the same Daye and yere . xij* 



Recevyd of henry Convaye at his makynge fre of this Companye 
the viij Daye of aprUl anno 1559 [or rather 1560] . iy' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayde henry convaye of his good Will 

towardes the charges of this howse the same Daye and 

yere . . xx* 

I. 122 



[ " DiSweu. !»• ^"i^'- 14 July 1559 —5 July 1560. 46 ] 



Eecevyd more of Leonerd gardener of his good will towardes 
the Charges of this howse the xxiij Day of June Anno 
1560 ij' vj* 

Eecevyd more of Raufe newbery of his good will towardes the 
Charges of this howse ...... ij' vj* 

Eecevyd of Roberte Sanderson of his good will towardes the 
Charges of this howse iij» iiij* 

Eecevyd of Thomas Cadman at his makynge fre of this Companye 
the xyj Daye of June anno 15G0 / . . . . iij' iiij* 



Mtttptt^ for fsti^S arantiitfle 

of Coy se$ anir othtv tftgnfles 

sens tht trill) of 3Jtilg 

anno predicto 

Eecevyd of owyn Rogers for a fyne for that he broke the quarter 

Daye iiij* 

[The dates of this and the next two entries are between the 14th July and the 6th 
August 1559 mclusive.] 

Eecevyd of John sampson [alias Awdelay] for a fyne for pryntinge 

of a Cathechesme without lycense .... ij* 

[i.«. in July 1559.] 

Eecevyd of Ryeharde Appley for a fyne for that he Ded 
maynetayne a forren[er] and not presentinge hym Accordyng to 
our ordennaunces T* 

Eecevyd of John daye for his lycense for the pryntinge of the 
governaunce of vertu the vj* of auguste [1559] . . iiij* 

Eecevyd of Ryeharde Waterson for his fyne for that he Ded 
kepe his shoppe open on the sondayes ye xxx of auguste 
[1559] XX* 

I. 123 



[ 46 h 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. ». woife. | «^';^ ] 



Recevyd of Arthure pepwell for his fyne for kepynge open his 
shoppe on the sondayes the xxx of auguste [1559] ij» 



Recevyd of William norton for his fyne for kepynge open 
his shoppe on the sondayes the xxx Daye of auguste 
[1559] xx" 



Eecevyd of george olyver garrad Dewes Thomas marshe and 
flfraunces Coldoke for thayre fynes for thayre Late aperynge on 
the quarter Daye the xxx of septembre [1559] xviij^ 



Recevyd of John foxe for his late aperinge on the quarter 
Daye iiij* 



Recevyd of John Daye for a fyne for printinge of serten Copyes 
without lycense and contrary to the orders of this howse 
a quartron of psalmes vnth notes the ij"^^ of octobre 
[1559] xy* 



Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of 
[a] pronostimtion of wallter Russe his Doynge the xij of 
octobre [1559] iiij^ 



Recevyd for Eycharde fydlynge for a fyne for that he broke his 
quarter Daye ^j* 



Recevyd of Andrew foskett for takynge of his othe and 
^^Iniyttynge hym brother of this howse ye xxiij of octobre 
[1559] y« V]* 



Recevyd of Jasper Classon for takynge of his othe and 
admytting hym brother of this howse the xxiij of octobre 
[1559] y' ^* 

I. 124 



[ "•D^weu.|^'«^»i^'- 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 47 ] 



Eecevyd of Rowland van becon for takynge of his othe and 
admyttinge hym brother of this howse the xxiij of 
octobre [1559] viij* 



Recewyd of nycholas blon for takynge of his othe and admyttinge 
hym brother of this howse xxiij of octobre [1559] . . ij' vj* 



Recevyd of marten bollon for takynge of this othe and 
admyttinge hym brother of this howse the xxiij of 
octobre [1559] ij* ^* 



Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a[w] allmanacke 
of Kenningham / the vj of novembre [1559] , . iiij* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an almanack and pronostication of Thomas Hills vj* of 
novembre [1559] iiij* 

Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an almanacke and pronostication of Lowe the vj of 
novembre [1559] iiy* 



Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of a momynge 
and ev[en]i/nge prayer the vj of novembre [1559] . . iiy* 



Recevyd of John daye for his lycense for pryntinge of of a 
boke called Cosomographi the vj of novembre [1559] . xx* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge these 

ij ballettes the one Called sende me your sonne go your wage 

and the other Wemen be best ichan thay he at Rest iiij of 
decembre [1559] . . . . . , . , viy* 

I. 125 



[ 47 h 14 July 1559—5 July 15G0. e. woife. 1 1^:,^, ] 



Recevyd of William Coplande for his fyne for pryntinge the 

epesteUes and gospeller Contrary to the orders of this howse and 

for his fyne he shulde paye halfe an hundreth of ye same 

bokes to the vse of the howse . . [mo money payment'] 

[This was either in December 1559, or January 1560.] 



Recevyd of of Dyvers men for that thay Came not to the hall 

accordynge to thayre Dewty was fyned . . . v' iiij* 

[In previous years the names of such defaulters and their fines would have been given 
in detail. It is an evidence of the increasing importance of the Company, that these 
items are here lumped together ; as is subsequently further shewn by their omission 
altogether from these Registers and transference to minor Cash Accounts.] 



Recevyd of galterus Derry for takynge of his othe and admyttinge 
hym brother of this howse the xv*'' of Januarij [1560] ij' vj* 



Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of sermons 
of master Calvyns the xv''' of Januarij [1560] . . iiij* 



Recevyd of William greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a Cathcchesme in Laten frynshe and englesshe . . iiy' 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an almanacke and pronostication of Lewes Waughan the 
xxiiij Daye of Januarij [1560] viy* 



Recevyd of John kynge for his lycense for pryntinge of Salomons 
j)rorerbis in viij""" the vj of ffebruarij [1560] . . x* 



Recevyd of Thomas ma[r]she for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the fimeralks of kynge Edwarde the xxiiij Daye of 
Januarij [1560] .... . . . , iiy'' 

I. 126 



[ ?-5:^weu. (K^"'^''- 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 48 ] 



Recevyd of William powell for his lycense for pryntinge of tlis 
boke of fortune in folio the vj Day of ffebruarij [1560] . viij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for a fyne for that he sett his name 
to a boke which ys contrary to the orders of the howse and 
therefore he bathe payd ij» ij' 

Eecevyd of Peter walk[e]r for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett Called ki/nge SALOMAN the iiij"' Daye of 
marche [1560] iiij* 



Recevyd of Raufe newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called the popes vsurped premace and payd to the 

howse iiij* 

[The dates of this and the next four entries are between the 4th March and the 
4th May 1560 inclusive.] 

Recevyd of Raufe newbury for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
boke Called PALLENGENIUS and he geveth to the 
howse iiy* 

Recevyd of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of 
ij sermons of Calvtns iiij* 

Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for pryntinge 
of Esopes fabks in englesshe and geveth to the vse of the 
howse viij* 

Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the boke Called the shipmans Calender and he geveth to the 
howse xvj* 

Recevyd of petbr Robynson for the hyringe of our hall for his 
mans maryage the iiij* of maye [1560] . . . . v" 

Recevyd of master loble for his Lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called an ex[h]ortation to the knowledge and Love of GOB 
and he geveth to the howse . . . . . . iUj* 

I. 127 



[ 48ll 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. ^-^-^^{l-i^^tn. ] 



Eecevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of all 
master Becons workes graxinted the xiiij Daye of maye [1560] 
and he geveth to ye howse iij° iiij* 



Eecevyd of Rycharde harryson for ij yeres quarterages which he 
was behynde to the howse the xyj Daye of maye [1560] ij' viij* 



Eecevyd of master poynte for occupienge of our hall at the 
warmote inqueste and payed the xviij of maye [1560] . v" 



Eecevyd of master Wolfe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called an epestell of Cutberte Tunstall and he geveth 
to the howse . iiij* 



Eecevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
Called the Defence agaynste them that commonlye Defame women 
graimted the xviij"^ of maye [1560] .... iiy* 



Eecevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called Esocrates to Demonicus graunted the xxx of 
maye [1560] i^j* 



Eecevyd of John kynge for his lycense for pryntinge of these 

Copyes LVCAS VSIALIS nyee tcanton / impaciens poverte J 

The proude wyves pater noster / The squyre of Low degre / 

and syr DEGGRE graunted ye x of June anno 1560 ij' 



Eecevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called the boke of hiishondry graunted the xx of 
June / [1560] iiy* 

I. 128 



?d;2w.u. ! a Wolfe. 14 July 1559—5 July 1 560. 49 ] 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called an ahrydgemeiit of the notable icorke of pollidori 
graunted the xxv of June anno 1560 ... 1^* 

Recevyd of mistres smythe for the herse clothe the iiij"" Daye 

of July anno 1560 xij* 

[ ? Can this be accepted as a proof of the death of Anthony Smythe, one of the 
Company, at the time of the Incorporation, and who signed this Register at p. 66. ] 

liecrtiteis or ntong M^cebsH 

m foloh)(tH 

Recevyd of nycholas boreman and Eycharde Tottell CoUectours of 
the Company of the stacioners for one hole yeres quaterages 
and Rente as apereth by thayre accumpte the xx Daye of 
maye [1560] x" xj' viij* . . . . x" xj» viij* 

Recevyd of master Serys for a Romme which master Docter may 
hath for one hole yere Due at the Anuntion of our blessed 
Lady Last past [25 March 1560] .... iiij" 

Recevyd of master Cawod and master Jugge for a Chambre 

which they have for halfe a yeres Rent Due at the feaste of 

saynt John bapteste [24 June 1560] Last past . . x' 

[R. Pynson was the first of EngUsh royal printer.s. After him there came 
T. Berthelet, Printer to Henry VIII. ; R. Wolfe and R. Grafton, Printers to Edward 
VI. ; J. Cawood, Printer to Queen Mary ; and now R. Jugge and J. Cawood, jomt 
Printers to Queen Elizabeth. The tlu'ee first proclamations of the Virgin Queen — 
dated respectively November, 21st December, and 27th December 1558 — bear the name 
of R. Jugge, ' Printer to the quenes Highness,' alone : but the fourth — dated 7th February 
1559 — has the names of R. Jugge and J. Cawood ; wliich so continue in subsequent 
Proclamations &c. through several years, Jugge's name always coming first. The new 
patent, however, was not granted to him till the 24th March 1560. 

It would seem that these 'Joint-Printers to the Queen' hired this room as from 
Christmas Day 1558, for the use of that branch of their respective businesses which 
related to the office of Queen's Printer: respecting which, see the accoimt of their 
successor, Christopher Barker, aXpp. 114 — 116, and 144.] 

Recevyd of John ffayrebeme for a chambre which the premer 
masters hath for thayre bokes x' 

Recevyd of [Eiohard] tottle and John Whytnaye CoUectours of 
the Companye of stacioners of this mydsomer quarter [1560] 
the some of li' iiij* 

[One entry omitted.^ 

A Transcript ^c. 17 I. 128 



\4Q1i 



14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 



*-^''"«|?;D''^';j;n. ] 



Utttptt^ of moiiffe flatfier^Jr 

of Jjfitirrs nttn totoarHts tfte 

Henner fig niia^sters [tht] 

M folotoctH that nn to m»t 



Eecevyd of master Wolfe . 






Tj' viij* 


Recevyd of master loble . 






v» 


Eecevyd of master Duxsell 






T» 


Recevyd of master Waye . 






vj' viij* 


Recevyd of master Coston 






iij' iiij* 


Recevyd of master kevall 






7J' viy* 


Recevyd of master Cawod 






vj' viij* 


Recevyd of master Cooke . 






[no sum stated] 


Recevyd of master Wallye 






vj' viij* 


Recevyd of master Jaques 






▼• 


Recevyd of mistres Toye 






[no sum stated] 


Recevyd of master Jugge . 






▼• 


Recevyd of master Judson 






▼• 


Recevyd of master Bedell 






V 


Recevyd of master Serys . 






y 


Recevyd of master holder . 






•V* 


Recevyd of master purfoote 


■ 




y 


Recevyd of Koger Irelonde 


• 




vj' y« 


I. 130 









[;t.d,^.u>"^<'««- 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 50 ] 



httt 0Xttt ingntth all 
$utht pa^mtntts infticft th^ 
saifi^^ majster Holile anlr 

maistct: Dtt^$cU fiittH ila»Jr out scnsi the j:iiiitt 
Jiage of $c))tcinl>rc in anno 1539 Unto tlie Uf 
JlaMC of SiUtt i%t anno 1560 / 

asi fitvc after folotoetH 



//ew payd for makynge Clene of vj hayrnes which was borowed 
of the quenes maiestie agaynste the muster anno predido vj* 



[iSw; entries omitted.^ 



Hem paid to master FAWSErr. . . . . iij" iiy"* 

[See pp. 106 and 350.] 



I. 131 






[50<> 



14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 



,Il.Wolf..|«;^^^. ] 



[Owe entry omitted.] 



Item payd for mendynge of harnes that was 

occupyed whan the wytth [? tcitch'] was brought in . xviij^ 

[This was between the 28th November 1559 and the 24th May 1560.] 

Item for hyringe of iiij pykes ye same tyme . . xvj 

Item payd for a pyke which was broken the 

same tjrme by Alexandre Lacye . . . . y* 



id 



\_Two entries omitted.'} 



Item payd for a Jacke 

Item payd for ij payre of sieves 



viij' iiij' 
iig' viy* 



[Owe entry omitted.] 

Item payd to master Cawod for the sylver which 

ys in the seale xix" viij* ..... xix* viij* 



Item payd to Alexandre lacye for his prest monye 

to serve the quene 

[So that the recruiting Shilling is as old as this.] 



xy" 



[Five entries omitted.] 



I. 132 



M. LoUe. 
T. Dozwell. 



E. Wolfe. 



14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 



51] 



[Four entries omitted.] 



fitvt folotoetH tht cftatfles of 

fiatH as toell tfie vlasterw 
as tht Carpenter 



ass folobetli 



/i^ewt payd for ij Dore postes at xiiij* the pece 
Item payd for xv syngle quarters at iij* the pece 



[One entry omitted.] 

Item payd for halfe hundreth and v foote of burde 

Item payd for iij Dayes for a workman 

Item payd for a halfe hundreth nayles 

Item payd for a hundreth of Lath . 

Item payd to the plasterer for a Dayes worke 

Item payd to the laborer for one Daye . 

Item for a quartron [? 250] of spygge[8] 

Item for ij sackes of lyme .... 

Item for a lode of lo[a]me .... 



[ijij* 



iij" 
iij' 



mj" 



ix» 



IX" 






ij^ob 



ay* 

xiiij* 



uq 



i< 



[Four entries omitted.] 



Item payd for a locke and a key . 



y* 



I. 133 



[51ti 



14 July 1559—5 July 1500. 



^■^o^'\?:^^U ] 



tittt ^fttv folotoetft tht cftarfles 

[Or rather of the Confirmatioa by Queen Elizabeth on the 10th November 1559, of 
the former Chaiter.] 

Item imyd to the secondary of ye Counter 

Hem payd for the seale 

Item payd for the fyne 

Item payd for wrytinge and inrolynge 

Item payd for the examination 

Item payd for lace and grene wax 

Item payd for floresshynge and vellam 

Item payd to the quenes attornaye 

Item paj'd to the Gierke of the quenes inrolement 

Item payd for his paynes .... 



v 




XX' 


iiij* 


xxvj= 


viij* 


xlvj» 


viij* 


iiij* 




iij' 


iiij* 


x» 




X* 




v» 




vj» 


viij* 



Eht cftarfles of settftifle fiirtH 

of ij mtn to serbe tht nutnt$ 

mmt^tit tht vv^^^ ?iafft 

of inaue anno 1560/ 
n^ fololDcth 

[These two men, it is presumed, formed part of reinforcements destined for the 
English army in Scotland ; then besieging the French troops in Leith. ] 



[One entry omitted.] 

Item payd for ij Lether Jerkyns . 

Item payd for ij Cappes and skulles 

Item payd for a Dagour 

Item [payd] for ij payre of sieves in monye 

Item payd for a lace for ye flaske 

Item payd for a new flaske and tuch boxe 

Item payd for ij matches 

Item payd for a Pound of powther 

I. 134 



IX' 

iiij' 
iiij* 



mj" 



xij* 



xV 



xij* 



K. Loble. ) 
T. SuxweU. i 



E. Wolfe. 



14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 



52] 



Item payd for a quartron [? quarter of a pound] of 
tutche powther ...... 

Item payd for ij Dosyn of poyntes 

Item payd for ij new gonnes . . . ^ 

Item payd for a sworde and a gyrdell in monye . 

Item payd for a Dubblett of Canvas . 



XXIX" 



IJ" vuj 



iij* 
iiij* 



I'iid 



■a 



Efie cfti^VBes of Xtxt t| Senners 

on sottJiag^ tfie If of SJulge 

anl)r also on monlias^ 

tfte iif' of aJttl»e 

A<$ foloiuctH 



bonr 



Item payd for vij Dosyn and a halfe of breade 

Item payd for iij busshelles and a pecke of flowre 

Item payd for a barrell of bere . 

Item payd for a kylderken of Ale 

Item payd for a fyrken stande of Ale . 

Item payd for xiij pounde of suett 

Item a surloyne pece of beffe vj mary 
and ij Loynes of vale .... 

Item a breaste and a loyne of vele 

Item payd for x Capons boylers . 

Item payd for x Capons Rosters 

Item payd for x gese .... 

Item payd for ij Dosyn of Conyes 

Item payd for iij Dosyn [of] cbekyns . 



V1J» 


VJ" 


xij» 




iiij' 


x" 


iiij« 


iiij4 




xiiij* 


iiij» 


iiij* 


vij» 


viij* 


iij* 


viij* 


xx« 




xxiij" 


iiij* 


xj» 


viij* 


viij" 




XT* 





I. 135 



[52t> 



14 July 1559— 5 July 1560. 



E Wolfe. 



K. Loble. 
T. Duxwell. 



Item payd for a Dosen of qualys . 

Item payd for a hundreth and iij skore of egges 

Item payd for iij Rondes of sturgion 

Item payd [for] muske water a pynt 

Item payd for long perfume one oz 

Item payd for frankensens one oz 

Item payd for vij Cuple of butter 

Item payd for iiij™ galons of Creme 

Item payd for ix marshe paynes . 

Item payd for halfe a busshell [of] salte 

Item ij quartes of whyte veniger . 

Item payd for iij quartes of vergis 

Item payd for wyne 

Item payd for Curraunces viij" 

Item payd for prunes vij pounde 

Item payd for Dates iij pounde 

Item payd for learge mace one oz 

Item payd for cloves and mace iiij" oz 

Item payd for a pounde DD of pepper . 

[ ] A pound and a half.] 



Item payd for saffron DD oz 

[ ? Half a pound and one 

Item payd for fyne suger v pounde 

Item payd for meane suger vj*' 

Item payd for synomom iiij"' oz . 

Item payd for gynger iiij""^ oz 

Item payd for byskettes a pounde 

Item payd for synomam pounde DD 

[ ? A pound and a 

Item payd for fyne suger vj pounde 
I. 136 



ounce = 9 oz. 



half.] 



vij» 



iij" viij* 



id 



iiij* 



viij» 



uy" 



xxvj» Vllj* 

xij* 

viij* 

xxvj' viij* 
ij' viij* 



xuij" 



ij' 



xij* 



y viij" 



yj" iij* 

Tj« 

xxij* 



xij* 



XV] <" 



xy- 






^*- 



t.dSw.u. i K- '^oif'- 1 4 July 1559—5 July 1560. 53 ] 

Item payd for gynger halfe a pounde . . . xxij* 

Item payd for Cloves ij oz . . . . , x* 

Item payd for nuttmygges ij oz . . . . x^ 

Item payd for graynes ij oz . . . . . i^j* 

Item payd for pepper iiij'"' oz . . . . . x* 

Item payd for fyne suger a pounde . . . XT* 

Item for pepper vj oz . . . . . . xv* 

Item payd for suger ij pounde .... ij' vj^ 

Item payd for Waysions [i. e. Raisons] ij boxes the 

one greate and the other smalle .... iy" 

Item payd for a busshell and a halfe of Roses 

with pott flowres for ye wyndowes ... y» 

Item payd for a pynt of Rose water . . . xy* 

Item payd for gose beryes ..... y* 

Item payd for barberyes ..... xy* 

Item payd for a quartron [250] of byllettes . . iij" 

Item payd for a lode of small Coles . . . xxij* 

Item payd for iij lode of greate Colys ... v" 

Item payd for v chekyns ..... ij* yj* 

Item payd to the preacher vj° ij* 

[This is a novel entry, and significant of Protestant times.] 

Item payd to the menstrell ..... xij» 
[Evidently, for himself and his band. ] 

Item payd to the Coke ...... xv' 

[Also, for himself and his men.] 

Item payd for bakynge of venyson and chekyn pyes iiij» iiy* 

Item payd to the putherer [jiewterer] for iij 

garnysshe of vessell . . . . . . ij' vj 

Item payd to the water berer 

Item payd to the buttler . . . . . vij' 

Item payd for a pounde of Candell .... ij*ob 

Item payd for a earthen pott . 

Item payd for a Close baskett 



d 



•••J 

ly" 
xy* 



A Transcript ^c. 18 I- ^37 



L 53 1> 14 July 1559—5 July 1500. a'^«if«l?;D2iV 



ftn tUc twmc of mastcv IoIjIc iwiif master Du^rs^ell 
S2[titvlr»n!$ of i)e sstitcioncrjs 

The lyvery new begonne and Revyued agayne in the Colors 
of skerlett and browne blew Worne on the feaste Daye 

beynge the sondaye after saynt peters Dave anno 1560. 

[St Peter's day is the 29th Juue"; the Sunday after which iu 156J was the next 
dav, the SOtli June. 

'rhe following is the order of the Lord Mayor creating the incorporated Fellowship 
of the Stationers into one of the Livery Companies of the City of London : 

Hewett, Mayor. 
Jovis 1° die Februarij [1560J anno secundo Doniince Elizce Regince <6c. 
Item yt w;is this Day orderyd and agreyd At the earnest sute and prayer of Joha 
Cawood and Dyuers other sa[i]d persones beynge free men of this Cytie in the felow- 
ship of the Stacyouers that the same felowship from hensfourth shalbe permyttyd 
and suffred to haue vse and were a lyuery and lyuerey hodes in suclie Decent and 
comely wyse and order as the other Conipanyes and felowships of this Cytie after ther 
Degrees Do comenly vse and were And that they, the sayd Stacyoners shall cause 
all suche and asmeny of their sayd felowship as convenyently may and be hable to 
prepare and make redy the same lyuerys with sped So that they may from hens- 
furth attend and wayet vpon the lorde mayour of this Cytie at all comen Shewes here- 
after to be made by the Cytiezens of this Cytie iu suche and lyke maner and sorte as 
the other Cytezens of the said Cytie for the honour of the same Cytie of longe tyme 
past haue Done and yet Daylly Do / as occasyon Doth require. Repertory, No. 14, fol. 
287 b, of the Records of the Corporation of Lo7idon.] 

Item the vj Daye of June anno 1560 the sayd master loble 
and master Duxsell made an Reintre into a Rome vnder 
our chappell which was in the handes of master John 

GELLYGRU gent. 

Item a spoyne gylte of the gyfte of master Rycharde waye 

Item a spoyne of the gyfte of master John Jaques parsoU gylte 

Ifem a spoyne gylte of the gyfte of master John Turke 

Item a spoyne of the gyfte of master Regronde wolfe all gylte 
with the pycture of saynt John 

Item a spoyne of the gyfte of master mycMll Loble all gylte with 
his name on the ende of yt 



[The next entry was evidently written at a later date, probably at the date of it ; 
T. Dozsell being for some reason behind with the annual ofHcial gift.] 

Item a spoyne of master all gylte with the Armcs of the 
Companye vpon the ende of the gyfte of master Thomas Dewxsell 
the ij Daye of septembre anno 1560 

I. 138 



[ ?DiwV !» '^«'^«- 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 54 ] 

Efitss $s tfte fnlientorfie of 

all mtht %tutft Uittft othtv 

th^nQtS as 3BotH ^pptv^ 

ta^ne to tftijs fiotuse 

a$ foIobctH fltiit ^n to !$ai;e 

SThis Inventory is for the most part but a repetition of that on pp. 87 — 89 ; with soiiif 
itional gifts, especially from that evidently practical man William Seres, j 

[«tt tftc ftaU] 

Item the hall Joyned with vayneskott playne plannelles and 
crestes and benches 

Item a skrene with a Deske for platte 

Item the hall payse over the high horde of vayneskotte 

Item a Deale table of v yardes and a halfe longe with a frame 
[and] iij tresselles 

Item ij syde tables paynted Red and blacke one of them with u 
leaffe and a stay of Iron with vj tresseelles to them of the gefte 
of Wylliam Seres 

Item vj new Joyned formes 

Item all the Wyndowes glased 

Item one banner 

Item schutchons iij 

M tfic QvmU pnxUm 

Item a Joyned table with a frame of iiij""" yardes longe 

Item a Joyned table of iij yardes longe with a frame 

Item xij Joyned stowlys 

Item ij olde formes of ye gyfte of w Seres 

Item all the parlour Joyned with vayneskott with playne 
plannell and Crestes Wherof Wylliam Seres gave vnto the 
same .......... 1» 

I. 139 



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^•^»ifM?.iS^'^.] 



Item a nornexe [Dornexe, at p. 87] Carpett 

Item a Iron plate for the chemlaye 

Item a Jeoned cubbarde with a halfpace and a Deske of 
vayne skott 



:: ^' 



Kn the CounscU dtnmtiire 

Item a table of the names of ye Auncyentes 

Item a new Joyned Drawynge table with a frame 

Item one veysserde with ij whippes 

Item ij new Joyned formes 

Item a Chest with iij locke[s] with iij keyes 

Item a boxe with ij lockes with ij keyes 

Item a Joyned box with a locke and a keye for the hirse cloth 

Item the parlour Jojoied all with waynskott new playne plannell 
Orestes with benches a longe ye table 

Item all the wyndowes glaysed with vj Casementes of Iron 

Item ix paynted storyes standynge a bove the vayneskott in the 
sayd parlour 

Item a Couurte Cubborde with ij stayes of Iron 

Item a grene Carpytt of ij yardes iij quarters longe 

Item one herse clothe of the gyfte of master Cawod 

I. 140 



[ ?. D^wdL ! »• '^•"^•- 14 July 1 5 59—5 July 1 560. 55 ] 

Item a table with iij tresselles in ij peces of ye gyfte of 
Wylliam Seres 

Iteiti ij Jackes 

Item ij gonnes 

Item a bow and a shaffe of arrowes 

Item viij alman Revyttes 

Item V hed peces 

Item, iij skulles 

Item vij payre of splentes with one splente 

Item ix gorgyettes 

Item iiij"' swordes 

Item iiij""' whyte Cottes 

Item a bore spere 

Item viij black bylles 

Item iij whj'te gerdelles 

Item iij black gyrdeUes 

Item one pyk[e] 

Item iij Dagors 

Item a new Jacke with ij payre of ma[i]le sieves 

Rn the iSttttt^ 

Item a greate chest bought of master Serys 

Item a home garnesshed with a leppe and the Typpe sylver and 
gylte and the foote Cooper [copper] and gylte 

Item ij olde table clothes 

Item iij old playne towelles 

Item iiij""" stone Crusses Covered with puther [pewter] 

Item xxiiij" stoyne Cruses 

Item a xj Dosyn trenchers 

Item ij shelves 

Item a geyste for ale and here of ye gyfte of Wylliam Seres 

I. 141 



[ 55 ft 14 July 1559—5 July 1560. b. woife. | ?;^!:.u ] 

Item a new table cloth for an old [one] of the gyfte of mistress Toye 
Item a Dosyn of napkyns gyven by mistress Toye playne 



M the ft»td»en 

Ite^n a Dressynge bourde of iiij*"" yardes and a halfe longe of ye 
gyfte of William Seres 

Item ij shelves 

Item a payre of Iron Rostynge Eackes 

Item an Iron barre in the Chemlaye 

Item iij trammelles to hange pottes on of the gyfte of 
Wylliam Seres 

Item iij spyttes 

Item a brasse pott and a brasse panne 

Item a stone morter and a pestell of the gyfte of w Seres 

Item iiij'"' Cressettes with staves 

Item xlvj platters 

Item xliiij Desshes 

Item xlviij Cawsers [Sawcers, at p. 89] 

Item an olde Dysshe besydes 

ftn the ^tWtx 

Item a gyeste for here and ale of the gyfte of Wylliam Seres 

Item in olde lede contaynynge in wayghte ij hundreth [weight] 
lacken v pounde [ = 219 lbs] 

Item a thousande of Tyle 

Item xij locke[s] and xij keyes 

I. 142 



T. Suxwell. I 



14 July 1559—5 July 1560. 56 ] 



The nombre of all suche Copyes as was lefte in the Cubberde in 

our Couusell chambre at the Coinpte gyven by master loble and 

master Duxsell as apereth in the whyte boke for that yere anrio 

1560 [«. e. 14 July IjOO— 5 July 1560] xliiij 

[This White Book was evidently, at this time, the true and original List of books 
licensed by the Master or Wardens for the press ; and only such of its entries as — by 
the Book of Constitutions, now lost — involved the payment of a fee were subsequently 
translated into this annual monetary account rendered at first by the two Wardens ; but 
later on by the Under- Warden alone.] 

Item in ballettes the same Daye vij° iiij" and xvj 

[We need not suppose that these 796 ballads were all different. Some of them may 
have been seized in small quantities ; others may have been received by way of fine, 
like W. Copland's fine, aXp. 126.] 

Item in the Chest with iij lockes in the Counsell chambre a large 

Case \v'ith our [in] corporation with the Renewynge 

[Seepjo. 56 and 134.] 

Item a lettle box Covered with lether with locke and keye with 

our common Scale of our hall of sylver wayinge iij oz and 

a halfe 

[Seej9. 132.] 

Item ix spoynes of S3'lver wherof vij gylte and ij parcell 

gyite 

Item a nother box with an pantent '\_patenf^ gyven by the harlondes 

[heralds] to the company of stacioner[s] of the charges of master 

Cawod at that tyme prynter to the quene mary 

[See p. 90. This grant of arms by the Heralds must therefore have been between 
the 4th May 1556, the date of Incorporation, and the 9th July 1558.] 

Item a box of evidence contay[ni]nge viij paces for the purchase of 

our hall 

Item a lease betweene the companye and John poynt consernynge 

parcell of the howse he Dwelleth in for the terme of xxxj yeres with 

his obligation for performance of covenaunces 

Item an obligation of adam blande skynner of serten covenaunces 

Item an obligation of heughe sh3mlyngton 

Item a bagge of monye contayninge 

[The following is in the handwriting of Richard Jugge.] 

The which some of Delyvered the viij Daye of 

July anno 1560 mygchell loble [and] Thomas Duxsell late 
wardyns in the presens of master steven kevall / master 
Eaynolde wolfe master Cawod John Wallye William Redell 
vnto Rycharde Jugge and John Judson then new Wurdyns 
for this yere ensuynge and therof and of every parte therof 
the olde wardyns / that ys to saye mygchell loble and Thomas 
Duxsell [are] of this accompte acquyted and Descharged 



hy me Rifchavd Jugye 

By me JhOH JudsOH 



I. 143 



[561> 14 July 1559— 5 July 1560. »• '«^'"^« ! ?;i^. ] 



[ This page is entirehj blank in the Orijinal. ] 

[Cmitinutd from page WQ.] 
[Christopher Barker's Report in December 1582, on the Printing Patents op 1558 — 1582.] 

man do therein : but in mjme opinion he that hath it is the vnfittest man in England, in deed neither 
profiting himself, nor the realme / 

R[ichard] watkins 

This patent conteyneth all Almanackes and Frof/jwstications, which by reason a few persons and a 
small stock will suffice to the execution thereof, is a pretty conimoditie toward an honest mans lyving. 
Master Birde and Master Tai.lis of her Maiesties Chappell 

In this patent are included all musicke bookes whatsoeuer, and the printing of all ruled paper, for the 
pricking of any sondes to the lute, virginals or other instrunientes : The paper is somewhat beneficial!, as 
for the musick bookes, I would not provide uecessarie furniture to haue them. Tliis patent is executed 
by Henry Binneman also. / 

Thomas Vautrovillere 

Hath the printing of TULLIE, OVID, and diuerse other great workes in Latin. He doth yet, neither 
great good, nor great harme withall. This patent if it were fully executed, it were verie doubtfull, whether 
the Printer should be a gayner, or a looser : He hath other small thinges wherewith he keepeth his presses 
on work, and also worketh for bookesellers of the Company, who kepe no presses. 

Thus (right honorable and my very good Lord) I haue gone through all her Maiesties grauntes 
concerning printing, and haue faythfully yelded niyne opinion, even as I would be credited to your 
honour ; which I ought not a little to esteeme : and I protest before God, that if I could see how it might 
tende to the honour of this Realme, or to the credit of the professours of that science, or might be any 
way beneficiall to the common wealth, that priviledges were dissolved, I would yeeld myne ojiinion so : but 
I haue alwayes wished that more power might be geven, yea and strict commaudemeut also, to the Master, 
the wardens and assistautes of the Stacioners, to oversee and correct the negligence, aswell of printers 
priuiledged, as not priuiledged ; who by false printing, evell paper, evell workemanship and such like 
faultes, abu.se her Maiesties subiectes, and procure the infamye of Barbarisme to the whole companye / 

There are 22. printing bowses in London, where. 8. or 10. at the most would suffise for all England, yea 
and Scotland too. but if no man were allowed to be a Master Printer, but such whose behaviour were well 
knowne, and auctorised by warrant from her Maiestie, the arte would be most excellently executed in 
England, and many frivolous and vnfruittuU Copies kepte baok, which are dayly thrust oute in prynt, 
greatly corrupting the youth, and preiudiciall to the Comon wealth manye wayes / 

Tliere hath ben some negligence heretofore partlie growen by the disordered behaviour of Journemen, 
that men haue taken to themselves too many aijprentizes, whereby the multitude hath greatlie increased, 
for the arte, of necessitie requireth the help of many persons, and therefore there must nedes be Journemen, 
of whoms the nomber is nowe aboute threescore, who Do both knowe and contesse that if priviledges were 
Disolved they were vtterlie vndone, having no other qualitie to got their lyving, whereas Bookesellers, 
bookebynders and ma'iers of writing tables all which are of oure Companye, haue dyvers other meanes to 
lyve. But we haue taken order for this, so that any man not being of the lyvery can hereafter haue but 
one apprentize, being of the lyvery but twoe, and having been master or vpperwarden but three at the 
most, except the Queenes Printer who is lymitted as the occasion of her highiies service shall requier : so 
as thereby the increase is stayed, and euerye man with good order maye be well employed. 

These persons (my lord) that are the cause of troubling your honour so oft (of whose behaviour I am 
loath to speake, but that this occasion enforceth me therevnto) are for the most part idle, vndiscrete, and 
vnthriftie persons, pretending suche skill in lawe, as to Discourse what the Prince by her highnes kingly 
office may Doe, what other magistrates ought to doe, and in the meane tynie forgett their owne Dutie 
toward god, toward their prince and their neighbour. 

Of which company being fyve in nomber, one John wolfe nowe prysoner in the Clinck is the cheif, who 
after many loose pointes of behaviour, obtayned his freedonie of the ffishmongers, by what meanes I 
knowe not ; after which he sued for a priuiledge which was thought vureasonable by some serving her 
Maie.stie which when he coulde not obtayne, began of his owne aucthoritie to jirint of all mens priuiledges 
what Uked him best : but being somewhat gaynesaid therein, fell to impugning and deuiyng her highnes 
whole grauntes and for mayntenance of his insolent attemjite gathered diuerse Conventicles in his howse, 
in Churches, and other places, seducing and perswading as manye as he could allure, to coutemne her 
maiesties said grauntes : yea incensed the whole Citie, saying their auncieut liberties were thereby 
infringed. And one ffranck Adams and william Lobley of great Counsell with hym, made collections of 
money among poore men, to retayne Lawyers to furder their purpose, promising ten for one, if they 
had not good successe. 

Vnto WOI.FE yet still, being in pryson, (as I lieare saye) there is contynuall accesse by some of the saide 
parties, and also by one sometyme a Scrivener, pretending skill in Lawe ; who doth much seduce these 
mdLscrete fellowes to spend their money, and aggrauate the trouble. Of wliome, some when they are 
charitably demanded what they should gayne, if all were in common, and made havock for one man to vndoe 
another / they aunswere, we should make them beggers like to our selves : meaning those that haue Patentes. 
By their aunsere your honour maye perceyve what they be, and by your wisedonie remeadye the outerage. 

It Doth not becorame me to offer vnto your honour a meane of redresse : but if it jilease your Lordship to 
commaund me that service, I will most willingly set downe my simple opinion for your Honour to consider 
of. Whorae I beseech the Lord to liis pleasure long to preserve / Latudowne MS. No. 48, pp. 189-194. ) 

[Tkit subject i» aUo continued at p. 246.] 

I. 144 



[ ? /Z:. } 8- K""^ 7 July 1 560—8 July 1561. 57 ] 



nttbtn ^thuM 
mmnUv 



of the CTomjiitnjJC rnxtf m»^Ux» of i^tacioncr^ 
of aU Sttd»c sommcs of monjie ais ftatli 
Comme to tdattre HantreiS fromc the {i(f'^ of 

Sttltt anno 1560 lltttO tflC tlilf'^ Of 3ttl» 
anno 1361 tuHtdt »9 ll» tflC SpaCC Of Ottf 

hole ficrc / 



Mtttptt$ for i)«seitttnBe 
of vr^tigg^d 

i\» folotDctH 

Recevyd of William pekerynge for prcsontinge of Anthonye de 
lanoye for to be his apprentes for xij yeres frome the feaste 
of saynte bartlielmew nexte commynge [24 August 1560] after the 
Date here of 

Dated the viij'^ of July anno 1560 / . . . vj* 

Recevyd of William greflfeth for presentinge of William naylour for 
to be his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynt John 
baptest last paste [24 June 1560] before the Date here of and 
Dated the xxiij' of July anno 1560 . . . . vj* 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for presentinge of Roberta Dowsynge 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of 
penticoste [May or June] in anno 1559 which Alexandre Lacye 
Ded present the sayd Dowsynge in this howse ye xxviij Dayc of 
July anno 1560 vj* 

Recevj'd of Peter frynshe for presentinge of nycholas etwell for to 
be his apprentes for xij yeres frome the feaste of saynt John 
baptest last past [24 June 1560] before the Date here of Dated 
the iiij* of auguste anno 1560 / . . . . . TJ* 

A Transcript Sfc. 19 I. 145 



[ 57 tJ 7 July 1560—8 July 1561 . s- Kevau. {Jj^S' ] 



Recevyd of Eycharde Tottle for presentinge of Thomas Jutt for to 
be his apprentes for ix yeres from the feaste of the byrth of our 
Lords god [25 December] anno 1560 . . . . vj* 



Recevyd of Rycharde tottle for presentinge of william hoskyns 
to be his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of saynt 
mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] Anno 1560 . vj* 



Recevyd of John fylken for presentinge of edwarde haslatt for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of saynt 
mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] in the yere of our 
lorde gode 1560 / vj* 



Recevyd of William Redell for presentinge of James Crokes to 
be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of saynt 
barthelmew last paste [24 August] anno 1560 / ■ • vj^ 



Recevyd of John a hill for presentinge of John martendyne to be 
his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of the byrth of our 
lorde god [25 December] a thousande fyve hundreth iij'^'^ . vj^ 



Recevyd of Rycharde apple for presentinge of of Rycharde 
shettlyngton for to be his apprentes for x yeres frome the 
feaste of saynte mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] 
anno 1560 vj* 



Recevyd of leonerde askell for presentinge of Roberto Robyns 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of the 
byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] 1560 / . . vj* 



I 146 



: ^/Sn. } s i'-^ 7 July 1 5G0— 8 July 1 5G1 . 58 ] 



Recevyd of John Tysdayle for presentinge of Rycharde Williamson 

for to be his apprentes for vij yoros frome the feaste of sajoite 
mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1560 . vj* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for presentinge of humflEray pryse for 
to be his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynt mygchell 
th[e]archaugell [29 September] anno 1560 . . . vj* 

Recevyd of John fylkyn for presentinge of John hammande for to 

be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of saynt mygchell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1560 . . . vj* 

Recevyd of John Judson for presentinge of george nychoUs for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of all sayntes 
[1 November] anno 1560 vj* 

Recevyd of John sampson Alias Awdelaye for presentinge of 

Stephen smythe to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste 

of all sayntes [1 November] an>w 1560 .... yj* 
[Here we have an official registration of Awdelay's two names.] 

Recevyd of John Turke for presentinge of Baffe mortershaw to 
be his apprentes for x yeres frome the feaste of the byrth of 
our Lorde god [25 December] a thousand fyve hundreth iij"^ vj* 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for presentinge of John shyghon for 

to be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the byrth of our Lorde 

god [25 December] anno 1561 vj* 

[ i. e. Eight years from tlie 25th December 1560 ; as in the next entry.] 

Recevyd of John awdelay for presentinge of edwarde harte for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of the 
byrth of our lorde god [25 December] a thousande fyve 
hundreth iij"'^ vj* 

Recevyd of Rycharde waterson for presentinge of henry waterson 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of puryfication 
of our blessed Ladye 1560 [2 February 1561] . . . vj'^ 

I. 147 



[ 58 tl 7 July 1 560—8 July 1561. b. Kev.a { J/„^- ] 



Recevyd of Edwarde Cater for presentinge of John Jonson for 
to be his apprentes for xij yeres froine the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1561 . . . . . . vj* 



Recevyd of william marten for presentinge of henry kyrham to 
be his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of the Annuntation 
of our blessed Ladye [25 March] anno 1561 . . . vj* 



Recevyd of leonarde askell for presentinge of Eoberte broken 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1561 vj* 



Recevyd of Leonarde askell for presentinge of James askell to 
be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1561 vj* 



Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for presentinge of of william Teestell 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1561 vj* 



Recevyd of William norton for presentinge of of William ponsonbe 
for to be his apprentes for for x yeres frome the feaste of the 
byrth of our Lorde god [25 December] 156[0] . . ^'* 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for presentynge of [name omitted] for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] a thousand fyue hundreth iij''^ and one . vj* 



Recevyd of William Pekerynge for presentinge of Woddons 

for to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the byrthe of our 
Lorde god [25 December] a thousande fyve hundreth iij" vj* 



I. 148 



[ f:J^n. ] 8- ^'"»"- 7 July 1 560 —8 July 1561. 59 ] 



Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke for presentinge of Thomas wodcoke for 
to be his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynt John 
baptest last paste [24 June] anno 1561 .... vj* 



Recevyd of master Rayne wolfe for presentinge of phillippe 
Whatman for to be his appryntes for ix yeres frome the feaste of 
saynt John baptest last past [24 June] anno 1561 . . vj* 



Recevyd of heugh Costesforth for presentinge of [tiame omitted^ for 
to be his appryntes for [the period and the date of its commencement 
are omitted^ vj* 



ffor taft^wfle of filled 
for Co)ii>es& 

m foloU)(tH 



Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 
Called the Image of GOD with addytions of iij sermons the xxviij* 
Daye of July anno 1560 /...... ix* 



Recevyd of John Tysdale for his lycense for pryntinge of ij bokes 
the one Called the bryfe somme of the byhle and the other the preceptes 

o/Cato yj* 

[The date of this entry is probably the beginning of August 1560.] 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett Called the prayse of the vayne beauty of women the xiiij of 
auguste Anno 1560 iiij* 

I. 149 



[ 59 ll 7 July 1 560—8 July 1561. s. xevaii | J-/Xn. ] 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
the jjroude \;v\vyvcs pater noster a pamjirorth of nytt and the 
ploicmans pater noster the xiiij of auguste [1560] xij* 



Recevyd of John kynge for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a playe 
called Juventm the xiiij'^ of auguste [1560] . . . iiij* 



Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a generall 
pardon for ever the xiiij of auguste [1560] . . . iiij* 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 
ballett Called afayreryng the six Daye of auguste [1560] iiij* 



Recevyd of John kynge for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke Called ALBEBTUS MAGNUS the xxx daye of auguste 
[1560] iiy* 



Recevyd of humffray Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called antiphronodicon the xxx Daye of auguste [1560] . iiij* 



Recevyd of william Coplande for his lycense for prjnitinge of a boke 
Called philergery the laste Daye of auguste [1560] . iiij* 



Recevyd of william Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called ye prophett Aggeous the ij"*" Daye of septembre 
[1560] viij* 



Recevyd of owyn Eogers for his lycense for pryntinge [of a book] 
Called the oration of cardvnall Poolk the ij''" Daye of septembre 
[1560] iiij'» 

I. 160 



[ ?:/ud?on. }s.KevaU. 7 Julj 1560—8 Julj 1561. 60 ] 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for ye pryntinge of the 
go'crnaunce of certu the xxx [or rather xx] Daye of Septembre 
[1560] iiijd 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for printynge of the sonime 
o/ZJpTOiy/'e the XX of septembre [1560] .... iiij* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge 
HowPERs sermons and the englesshe voteri/es the xx Daye of 
septembre [1560] viij* 

Recevyd of John kynge for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke Called Lubsettes [i. e. Lupset's] uvrkes the xx Daye of 
septembre [1560] . . . . . . . . iiij* 

t 
Recevyd of master Loble for his lycense for the pryntinge of Ba vy 
Dycars Dreams icith the Reste the xxvj Daye of septembre 

[1560] V^ob 

[5\d. was a peculiar sum to charge as a fee.] 

Recevyd of John Daye for his Ij'cense for the pryntinge of Letters 
betwene the beshoppe of Salusbury and Doetoiir Coole the xxvi**". 
Daye of septembre [1560] iiij* 

Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke • 
intituled the tijtles and Dyngnijties that the pope elames to hym selfe 
the xxvj Daye of septembre [1560] .... iiij^ 

Recevj'^d of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

Called the ladij Jane iiij* 

[The dates of this and the next five entries are between the 26th September and 
the 4th November 1560.] 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of serten 
hallettes .......... iiy* 

Recevyd of master Rayne wolfe for his lycense for pryntinge of 
serten veni& in laten . . . . . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of nycholas englonde for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

almanacke and pronostication oi '^lo^s Lady . . . viij* 
[f Mo.xsLOW ; see^j. 154.] 

I. 151 



[ 60 1> 7 July 1 560—8 July 1561. s. K.vau. | J /j-^^- ] 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 
Called tlie Crestian state of matrimonye .... iiij* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for prjTitinge of a ballett 
Called kynge JosEAS iiy* 

Recevyd of Lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called the argreamcnt of By vers places of the holy scriptures the iiij"^ 
Daye of novembre [1560] iiij* 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke Called ye epystelles of Bradfordcs and FYLPOTres tpon 
predestination iiij* 

Recevyd of William Powell for his Ij'cense for pryntinge 
Raynolde the foxe the xxx of novembre [1560] . iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge ij 
almanackes and pronostication of waghens [? Vaughan's] viij* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
Lamentation of quene Jane the xxx of novembre [1560] . iiij* 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of Almanacke 
and pronostication of henry RocHEFORTHes ye xxx of octobre 
[? November] [1560] iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of 
almanacke of Nostradamus the xxx of octobre [? November] 
[1560] viy* 

1 

Recevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for prj'ntinge of a new 
playe Called [the name omitted'] the xxx of octobre [? November] 
[1560] iiij* 

I. 152 



[ ?i!if.SI.!s^'""- 7 July 1560—8 July 15C1. 61 ] 



Recevj'd of Jolin sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 
Called have an eye to your conayence .... iiij* 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett agaynste covetous [?] the xxx of octobre [? November] 
[1560] iiij4 

[The remaining entries on this page and all those on the next were registered 
between the 30th November 1560 and the 8th March 1561.] 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke Called vyce and vertu ..... iiij* 

Recevyd of John kynge for his lycense for the pryntinge of iij bokes 
the one Called the lyttle hcrhall the ij'^'= the greate herhall the iij"*' 
the medy sine for horses ..... [tio sum stated^ 

Recevyd of master wolfe and Ryeharde haryson for thayre lycenses 
for pryntinge of a boke Called the Institution of Crestian Relygion 
ureten by master John Calvyn iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
hallett perswadynge men frame swerynge . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of [^an] 
almanacke and proHostication oi ¥VhKTi,s . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of John sampson for pryntinge of a ballett agaynste 
Bronkerdes iiij* 



Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of iiij'^ 
storyes of the scripture in myter ..... iiij* , 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for the pryntinge of Pess 
Plowman xij*ob 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett of 
Lyfe and Death iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. 20 I- 1^3 



[6H> 



7 July 1560—8 July 1561. 



S.K.vaU.{J/K.-, ] 



[The earliest and latest dates assignable for the entries on this page are between 
the 3i)th November 1560 to the 8th March 1561.] 

J Sampson Recevyd of John Sampson for his lycense for the prj'ntinge of a 

ballett of Love iiij* 



W marten Recevyd of william marten for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



boke of the hurte of herynge of masse 



^'' 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for prjrntinge of an 



almanacke and pronostication of Monslovf 



viy" 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



almanacke and a pronostication of Kennyngham 



Vllj" 



J Sampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for for pryntinge of a 



ballett Called of Ruffe sieves and hose 



iiij* 



W Pekerynge Recevyd of William Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



playe of queue Hester 



TJ" 



T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 

playe of wytles ........ 



iiij'^ 



W Pekerynge Recevyd of william peker3mge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett of Called Totl^tenyiam Crosse 



iiij^ 



J Sampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 



*of knowledge 



iiij* 



T hackett 



Recevyd of thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of iij 
ballettes the one Repente o ye Englande and one whan Ragynge Love 
and the iij*^ Blessed arle] thay yat Bye in the Lorde . xy* 



I. 154 



[?.7u"ffi.;s.K.vau. 7 July 1560— 8 July 15G1. 62] 



Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

Caihechesme made by master John Calvyn auctorysslied by my 

lorde of London tbe viij of marche [1561] . . . iiij* 

[This is the first a])pearance of the Bishop of London in the Registers. 
It would be interesting to ascertain by what authority he authorized books, or 
assumed a more special authority than had apparently been exercised by the Roman | , \ \ 

Catholic Bishop of Lonbon (though he were a Bonner) in Mary's reign, over the h ,1aV' i?' 
operations of this City Company; otherwise directly amenable to the Lord Mayor.) ^'l'^-^- "^^ \ 
The Bishop at this time was Edmund Grindal, afterwards Archbishop of Canter-'I yj(X»"' 
BURY. He had been consecrated Bishop in December 1559, and so continued till his / '^ 
transference to the Archbishopric of York in May 1570.] 



Recevyd of Jolm Daye for Lis lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled Bale agaynste chancellour auctorysslied by my Lorde of 
London . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called Curtyssye xij^ 

Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of master 
Caxvyns his iiij"' sermons a[u]ctorysshed by [my] Lorde of London 
the xiiij Daye of aprill [1561] iiij* 

Recevyd of Rycharde lante for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a ballett of the xv Chapter of saynte Powle [to the 
Corinthians'] ye xj of maye [1561] . . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke Called yc cxaniynl^a'jfion of BRADFORDes the xj of 
maye [1561] iiij* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called the treates of predystination the xj of maye [1561] . iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called tuscullandcs questions . . . . . . iiij* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called the Epythafe of bradfordcs .... iiij* 

I. 165 



[ 62l» 7 July 1560—8 July 1561. 8.z.vui.{*/X;. ] 



John Tysdayle for his lycense for the pryntinge of ij bokes the one 
Called Bevys of mami'TON and the other of frewill . viij* 



Recevyd of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
Called the Learned prynce the xj of maye [1561] . . iiij* ob 



Received of owyn Eogers for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
ballettes the one of wyvynge and the other gyve place you 
Ladyes iiij* 



Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled bale agaynste BONNES .... iiij* 



Recevyd of of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
trulel reporte of the burnynge of Powles the xj of June [1561] iiij* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
storye o/J^a^y the xxiiij Daye of June [1561] . . . xij* 



Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

epestilles and gospelles ....... iiij* 

[The dates of this and the remaining seven similar entries are between the 24th 
June and the 8th July 1561 ; when this annual account closes.] 



Recevyd of John awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of the boke 
of Repentauna ii\j* 



Recevyd of Bowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of the boke 
Called the strange newes . . . . . . . iUj* 



I. 166 



[ ?/X^. }s. Kevaii. 7 Julj 1560—8 July 1561. 63 ] 



[The five following entries are between the 24th June and the 8th July 1561.] 
Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 
Called. t}ie humti/nge [? hunting^ of Furgatory . . . vij*ob 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
bokes one of Cranmer E,edle[y] and latemer and the other 
Tytus and Jesepus viy* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a baUett 
Called the Description of vakaboundes .... iiij* 

Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
Copyes the one agaynste the Judesyall astrolage and the other of 
TULLI CYSEBO viij-' 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
Confession made by a preste which stode vpon ye pyllorye mith 
vij moo .......... iiy^ 



Wsnt$ for 6reafi»nfle of 



Recevyd of master wolfe for his late apperynge on the xvij Daye 

of auguste [1560] iiij* 

[Which day was evidently a Quarter Day.] 

Recevyd of master Loble for his late aperynge vpon the xvij Daye 
of auguste [1560] y* 

I. 157 



[ 63 lb 7 July 1 560—8 July 1 561 . s. Ke»au. (f -/^^^ ] 



ReceTyd of Thomas purfoote for his late aperynge the xvij Daye 
of auguste [1560] y* 



Recevyd of John haryson for openyinge of his shoppe vpon the 
sondayes ......... vj* 



Recevyd of Rycharde waterson for his fyne for openynge of his 
shoppe vpon sondayes yj* 



Recevyd of Arthurs pepwell for his fyne for openynge of his shoppe 
vpon sondayes ........ vj'^ 



Recevyd of Williain hill for his fyne for that he bounde premers 
in pairchement contrary to the orders of this howse . xij* 



Recevyd of Thomas bylton for his late apperynge on the quarter 
Daye ij* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne for that he broke the 
quarter Daye ........ xij* 



Recevyd of master Serys for his fyne for pryntynge of psalmea 
Contrary to the orders of this howse . . . . x' 



Recevyd of Arthure pepwell and William nortcn for stytchynge 
of bokes whyche ys contrary to the orders of this howse viij* 



Recevyd of humffray Toye for his fyne for stytchyinge of bokes 
which ys Contrary to the orders of this howse . . xij^ 

I. 158 



[ jVuSo^; js- J^-^ 7 July 1560—8 July 1561. 64 ] 



Recevyd of Anthonye Gierke for his fyne and for his 
quart [e] rages which he was behynde for xvj yeres the vj of 

maye [1561] xx* 

[f his is a most significant entry, inasmuch as it shows that quarterage [i. e. a groat 
{4d.) a quarter] was paid in 1545, 3G Henry VIII. ; and is incontestable proof that the 
Brotherhood existed at tliat time, to say tlie very least : and also that its Organization 
then was virtually the same as after the Company had been incorporated. 

The quarterage for 16 years would be 21«. id., but A. Gierke was let off with the 
round sum of 20s.] 

Recevyd of master Turke for his arraryges which he was behynde 
vn payde the xxvij Daye of June anno 1561 . . ij" viij* 



tfov ntaftgitfle of fvt mtn 
anJjr Hretftren 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell at his makynge fre of this Company 
which was the xxx Daye of auguste anno 1560 . iij" iiij* 

Recevyd of John Williams at his makynge fre of this Companye 
which was the xxx Daye of auguste anno 1560 . iij* iiij* 

Recevyd of henry Denham at his makynge fre of this Company 
which was the xxx Daye of auguste anno 1560 . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell of his good will towardes the charges of 
this howse ........ ij" 

Recevyd of John 'Williams of his good Will towardes the charges 
of this howse ........ y» 

Recevyd of henry Denham of his good "Will towardes the charges 

of this howse ........ ij' 

[The above six payments were evidently all made on the 30th August 1560.] 

Recevyd of george Buck at his makjmge fre of this Companye by 
Redemption which was the xiij Daye of septembre a?ino 1560 / 
then beynge presentc master Jugge master Judson master 
Coston master Wolfe master Jaques master Duxsell xxx" 

I. 169 



[ 64 tl 7 July 1 560—8 July 1 561 . b. k.v^. [?• /„«£Si ] 



Recevyd of Thomas sturrope at his makynge fre of this Companj' 
which was the xvj Daye of Januarij a}ino 1560 [i. c. 1561] iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Iseak Turke at his makynge fre of this Companye 
by his fathers Copye which was the xxvj Daj^e of June 
anno 1561 iij" iiij* 

Recevyd of Roberte Dewlan for makynge fre of this Companye 
which was the xxvij Daye of June anno 1561 . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Roberte Croker at his makjTige fre of the Companye 
which was the xxvij* Daye of June anno 1561 . , iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of William chamberlayne at his makynge fre of this 
Companye which was the xxvij Daye of June anno 1561 iij' iiij* 






Recevyd of Rycharde Tottle and John whytnaye Collectours of the 
Companye of stacioners for iij quarters of this yere for quart[c]rages 
and [a]Reryges the somme of yj" vj' ix* , . vj" vj' ix* 



m folobctfi 

Recevyd more of the sayde Collectors the vj Daye of maye iij" xij* 
of John poynte for his yeres Rent Dew at our Ladye Daye Last 
paste [25 March] anno 1561 iij" xij* 

I. 160 



[ ?. /uY/n. ] s H-u. 7 July 1 5G0— 8 July 1 5G 1 . 65 ] 



Recevyd of master Cawod and master Jugge for a j'eres Rent 
for a chambre which thay have of this howse which was Dew 
at the feaste of saynt John baptcst last past [24 June] 
anno 1561 ........ xx' 

Recevyd of [master] wallye for a yeres Rent for a chambre which 
he hath of this [howse] wliich Rent was Dew at the feasto of 
saynt John baptest last past [24 June] a)i)w 1561 . xx' 

Monv! Mttti^^tsi of tif mtn tDfitcfi 

Uias^ taften into »e Igbwa 

of tilts €omi)ange aga^nsste 

tfte feaste 3ia»e 

that i)!5 to m»c 

[The Livery was revived on the 30th June 1560, see p. 138 : but these were the first 
who were subsequently admitted into it. The fee for admittance into the Livery has 
gradually increased in amount from this 15«. to its present one of £.51 lis. Od. The 
feast day was u-sually the Sunday after St Peter's day (29th June), seep. 164 ; which in 
1561 fell on a Sunday : and therefore tliis feast was probably held on the following 
Sunday, the 6th July 1561 ; whidi would be the date of these promotions in the Company.] 

Recevyd of John Daye for liis admyttynge . . . xv' 

[It is very singular that J. Day, who began to print as early as 1546, should only now 
come on to the Livery.] 

Recevyd of William Cooke for liis admyttingo . . xv* 

Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his admyttinge . . xv» 
[Sutton also printed as early as 1553.] 

Recevyd of John whytnaye for his admyttinge . . xv* 

Recevyd of 'William norton for his admyttinge . . xv* 

Recevyd of humffray Toye for his admyttinge . . xv* 

[Would it not seem that inasmuch as Day and Sutton — who had both been prominently 
associated with the Brotherhood, the one 15 and the other 8 years — had not yet reached 
the Livery ; that the Livery itself had been abolished all through Mary's reign, if 
not Edward VI. 's as well? ] 

Recevyd of benyvolens of serten men towardcs the byeingc of 
Wheate vij'' wherof there was gyven for interest monye of xl'' 
the some of v"^ and so Remaneth in monye ij" . . ij'' 

[Stow says of the early summer of 1561 : — 

" This ycare was such ascaicity of wheat and other graine, that sii- William Chestei- 
maior of London, and other the principall magistrates of the city, were forced to make 
prouision for wheat and rie from beyond the seas, to a great quantity, which was a 
releefe, not only to the citizens, but also to the counties neare adioyning." p. 1095, 
Ed. 1600. 

It would therefore seem, (1) that the Lord Mayor contracted a general loan for the 
City, and required subscriptions to pay the interest of the .same ; the loan itself being 
repaid as the corn was sold : (2) that the cajiital so allotted to be provided for by the 
Stationers' Company was £40 [= £400 or £500 at the present day], requiring £5 
interest (which, if for one year, would be V2\ per cent. ; or if for 15 months, 10 per 
cent. ) : and, lastly, (3) that the generosity of the Company exceeded the demand, £2 
more being rai.sed than was required.] 

We Recevyd of our predicessors the Wardyns that ys to sayo / 
of master Loble and master Duxsell as apereth at the endc of 
thayro accumpte the some of 

A Trassvi-.ivt 4'c. 21 I. 161 



[ 65 ft 7 July 1 560-8 July 1 561. s. k^. {fj-^- ] 

httt afteir infimtfi all jSttcfie 

va^menteiE^ as tft^ $^s^t master 
3lug0e ani^ master aiuiison 

hatfi laoJrc out sens tUc kk 53a»c of itugustc 

Anno 1560 / into the biij Haoe of 3}ttl» anno 1561 

as hereafter fololueth 



[Owe entry omitted.'] 



Item payd more to an offecer appoynted by the Comandementes 

of master [s the] Wardyns then beynge to wayte and serve on 

the feaste Daye / beynge the sondaye after saynt peters 

Daye anno 1560 /....... ij' 

[This item belongs to the previoas year, 1559-1560: and should be added to the 
dinner-bill at^^. 135-7.] 



Item payd to John ffayreberne for his quarters wagies Dew at the 

feaste of of saynte John bap teste [24 June] anno 1560 then 

beynge Wardyns master loble and master Dnxsell which monye 

shulde have bene payde in thayre tyme . . x' 

[A similar omission.] 



[Owe entry omitted.'] 



Item payd to master Judson for his charges in the Counter 

whan he was commanded by the Lorde maiour beynge the 

xxvj"' Daye of auguste [1560] with the charges of the 

offecer ......... iy' viy* 

[Master Judson the Under Warden with Michael Loble were evidently employed 
upon some civic duty in one of the London prisons, which went by the name of the 
' Counter.'] 

I. 162 



[ ?7X'n.;-s-^-«"- 7 July 1560—8 July 1561. 66 ] 



Item payd to master Loble for his charges in the Counter 

whan he was commanded by my Lorde maiour beynge the 

xxvj Daye of auguste [1560] ..... ij" iiy* 

['The charges of the officer ' incluaed in the previous entry, were therefore \s. id.] 

Item payd to Eoberte holder his iij" iiij* which he was [asjsessed 

by the table the xij Daye of septembre [1560] 

[This is the first time that the Court — consistini^ of Master, Wardens, and Assistants 
— IS referred to in the Registers as ' the Table ' ; just as we now say ' the Board.'] 



\_Three entries omitted. 1 



Item payd for the lattes contayning iij" and xij foote at v* the 
foote the ij'^' Daye of June anno 1561 . . . xxx» 

Item payd for iij barres of Iron contayninge xiij foote and a halfe 
at iij* the foote the ij''*' Daye of June [1561] . . iij" iij* 

Item payd for viij boltes and hynges at vj* the pece the ij<*' 
Daye of June [1561] iiij* vj* 

\_Two entries omitted.^ 



mons lanDr out agairnste 

tfie Sttrte of waster 

ftfiUjjflreU) 

a$ folobieth 



I. 163 



66 b 7 July 1560-8 July 1561. s.kc^.JJ/S. ] 

Item payd to master fawsett at ij tymes . . vj" viij* 

\_Ten entries omitted. 1 

Item payd to master fawsett .... ij» vj* 

yt was agreed by the Consente of vs steven kevall beynge 

master of this Campanye for this yere Eycharde Jugge and 

John Judson Wardyns with the Consente of all the assestaunco 

that the Denner which ys yerely the sondaye after saynte peters 

Daye there shulde be spente of the monye of the howse but v" 

(Where before this yere that Denner was made all together of the 

stocke of the- howse) And What so ever ys spent above 

T pounde of the howse with the monye that ys gathered of 

the assestaunce and the lyvera : the master with the Wardyns for 

the yere beynge shall bearc the Reste of the charges of thayre 

owne pursis . . . . . . . . v^ . 

[This, while for us it annihilates the Dinner bills, is a proof of the growing importance 
attached to the Mastership and Wardenship.] 

The hole charges laj^de out this yere by vs Eycharde Jugge and 
John Judson ys 

Which beynge D[ed]uccted out of the sommc of 

There Dothe llemane in the handes of master Serys 

and master Tottle then beynge Wardyns anno 1561 the 
somme of 

hy me JollH CttlVOod 

be mechell loblay 
per me Rychavd way 

by me thomus dewyxsell 

by me Reginald Wolff 

per me Simonem Coston 

by my stcvan keuttl 

I. !64 



[ ?/E. ;■ «• ^^- 7 July 1 560—8 July 1561. 67 ] 



Also we Rycharde Jugge and John Judson Wardyns for the yere 

paste have Delyvered vnto the new Wardyns for this yere of nmw 

1561 William Serys and Rycharde Tottle all suche implementes in 

the howse or belongnynge to the howse as Doth appere in the 

accumpte of master Loble and master Duxsell and above that also 

as foloweth 

A sylver spoyne all gylt of the gyfte of steven kevall 

A sylver spoyne all gylt of the gyfte of Rycharde Jugge 

A sylver spoyne all gylt of the gyfte of John Judson 

So that there Remaneth in the howse at this 
presente accorapte xij [? should be xiij] spoynes 
[For the names of the donors of these spoons, besides the" above, see pj). 90, 
103, and 138. See also p. 143.] 

Of the gyfte of John Cawod 
Item the armes of englonde gravyn in stone and sett in a frame / 
standynge in the upper ende of our hall 
A pycture of John Raynes sometyme master to John Cawod 

A pycture of John Cawodes 

[i. e. a portrait of himself.] 

Item a longe frame with x feete standynge vnder the 
hy[gh] Table 

Item on[e] herse clothe 

[Described at ^. 62.] 

Of the gyfte of Raigelonde wolfe 
The stacioners armes standynge within a fayre Compertyment 
And also a lattes standynge in our hall 

with the implementes there vnto belongnynge at the charges of 
the howse as yt Doth appere in our accompte 

All these foresayde implementes appertaynynge or belongnynge 

to the howse with the some of monye of Rycharde 

Jugge and John Judson Wardyns for the yere paste have 
Delyuered vnto William Serys and Rycharde Tottle Wardyns for 
this presente yere anno 1561 in the presens of master Cawod 
master of the Companyc master waye master Coston master 
wolfe master kevall master loble and master Duxsell the 
xxij Daye of July anno prcedicto 



by me William Seres 
Rychard Tottyll 



I. 165 




[ 67l» 7 July 1560—8 July 15G1. » >^"»"{J7E. ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[The following undated Broadside in the Collection of Mr Huth and reprinted by 
him in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 194, Ed. 1867, will help us to realize 
the general civic obligations of all Londoners about this time. 

lEMt ®tfic of twtxit iTrcaitittt of tfif Cttg of 

ILontrotu 

fE shall sweare that yee shall bee good and true to our 
Souereigne ladie Queene Elizabeth, &c, and to the heires 
of our said souereigne ladie the Queene. Obeysant and 
obedient ye shall be to the Mayor and Ministers of this 
citie. The franchises and customes thereof yee shall mainteine, and 
this citie keepe harmeles in that that in you is. Ye shall be 
contributorie to all manner of charges within this citie, as summons, 
watches, contributions, taskes, tallages, lot and scot, and all other 
charges, bearing your part as a freeman ought to doo. Yee shall 
colour no forreine[r]s goods, vnder or in your name, whereby the 
Queene or this citie might or may loose their customes or 
aduantages. Ye shall know no forreine[r] to buy or sell anie 
marchandise with any other forreine[r] within the citie or the 
franchise thereof, but yee shall warne the Chamberlaine thereof, or 
some minister of the chamber. Yee shall implead or sue no freeman 
out of this citie, whiles ye may haue right and law within the same 
citie. Yee shall take none apprentice, but if hee bee free borne 
(that is to say) no bond mans sonnc, nor the childe of any alien, 
and for no lesse terme then for seuen yeeres ; within the first yeere 
yee shall cause him to be enrolled, and at his termes end ye shall 
make him free of this citie, (if he haue well and truely serued you.) 
Ye shall also keepe the Queenes peace in your owne persons ; ye 
shall know no gatherings, conuenticles, nor conspiracies made 
against the Queenes peace, but ye shall warn the Mayor thereof, or 
let [hinder] it to your power. All these points and articles yee shall 
well and truely keepe, according to the lawes and customes of this 
citie to your power. So God you help, and by the holie contentes 
of this Booke. God saue the Queene. 

Printed at London, bj' Hugh Singleton. ] 



I. 166 



Tt^S.': } J- «-"<»• 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



68] 



^^^iSr'' ^M& ffiS the itrconititt 

m^tft fig master Sitvp$ ^ntf 
waster Eottle ii!larli|fn$ or 

the €oin)titn»c of fstactoncris of all mcht 
nonxcn of mott»c as fiatH commc to tficjire 
fiantrcfi from tftc ^jrtf 3a»c of 3mI» anno 
1501 bttto the miii'^^ 33at»c of Sulw anno 1562 
tDftidi us t)» the space of one hole gere 



Utttpttd for iireisenttnfle 
of »renttsses 

as folotueth 

J Daye Recevyd of John Daye for presentinge of Edwarde Robynson to 

be his apprentes for vij yeres / from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] in anno 1561 ..... vj^ 

h connewaye Kecevyd of henry Connewaye for presentinge of Thomas fowler to 
be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1561 ...... vj^ 

w shepparde Recevyd of William shepparde for presentinge of thomas goodwyn 
to [be] his apprentes for viij' yeres from the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1561 vj* 

Recevyd of Banfe newberry for presentinge of John bradeshawe 

to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of saynte mychell 
th[e]arghangell [29 September] anno 1561 . . . vj* 

Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for presentinge of William huishe to 
be his apprentes for x yeres from the feaste of saynte Barthelmew 
th[e]appostell [24 August] anno 1561 . . . . vj* 

Recevyd of John Cawod for presentinge of steven fyssher to be 
his apprentes / from the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 
anno 1561 vij ji^eres . . . . . . . . yj* 

I. 167 



[ GSh 22 July 1561—24 July 1562. '■^-^'-^{ItZI. ] 



Recevyd of John Cawod for presentinge of Eycharde bygges to be 
his appreiites for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt Barthelmew 
th[e]apostell [24 August] anno 1561 . . . . vj* 



Eecevyd of John Aldee for presentinge of Randall CoUesnocke 
for to be his apprentes for ix yeres frome the feaste of saynt 
barthelmew th[e]appo8tell [24 August] anno 1561 . . yj* 



Recevyd of Symonde spylman for presentinge of William throwgood 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of the 
nativite of our ladye [8 September] anno 1561 . . . vj* 



Recevyd of Leonerde askell for presentinge of Ingram browne 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt barthelmewe 
th[e]appostell [24 August] anno 1561 . . . . vj* 



Recevyd of William Jonnes for presentinge of William pedell for 
to be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of saynte 
mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1561 . vj* 



id 



Recevyd of John Judson for presentinge of Thomas Coller to be 
his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt mychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1561 ...'»]* 



Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for presentinge of geflray whyttyngton 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1560 TJ* 



Recevyd of John Awdelay for presentinge of William edmondes 
to be his apprentes for vij yere« from the feaste of allsaj'ntes 
[1 November] anno 1561 yj* 

I, 168 



[rToX!-Jo»™^- 22 July 1561— 24 July 1562. 69] 



Recevyd of John Awdelay for presentinge of Roberte lewes to 
be his apprentes for viij yeres from the byrthe of our lorde god 
[25 December] anno 1561 ...... vj* 

Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for presentinge of Eoberte asplyn to 
be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1561 TJ* 

Recevyd of Rycharde apple for presentinge of e[u]8tas hemsted to 
be his apprentes for tenne yeres frome the feaste of mychell 
th[e]archaugell [29 September] anno 1561 ... 7]* 

Recevyd of Boberte sysay for presentinge of nycholas smythe to 
be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of alsayntes 
[1 November] anno 1561 vj^ 

Recevyd of James gonnell for presentinge of John Warde to be 
his apprentes for vij yeres frome the feaste of saynt mychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1561 . . . DJ* 

Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for presentinge of John atrede 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt mychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1561 . . . vj* 

Recevyd of henry Sutton for presentinge of thomas Duf.': ' for to 
be his apprentes for viij yeres f[r]om the ffeaste of w - ychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] Anno 1561 . . 'vj* 

Recevyd of Edmonde hallye for presentingo - warde 

goldesworth for to be his apprentes for vij ^ i the 

feaste of penticost [May or June] anno 1562 . vj* 

Recevyd of Thomas Purfoote for presentinge of giet^ jpynck 

to be his apprentes for eighte yeres from the fei ayntea 

[1 November] anno 1561 ..... yj* 

A Transcript ^c. 22 I. 169 



[ 69 !) 22 July 1 561—24 July 1 562. J. cw«,d. {l^- ] 



Recevyd of Jolin Whytnay for presentinge of Rychard bootes 
to be his apprentes for thyrtyne yeres from the feaste of all 
sayntes [1 November] anno 1561 yj* 

Recevyd of John Wally for presentinge of John chapman to 
be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the byrthe of 
our lorde god [25 December] an)W 1561 . . . . uj' 

Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for presentinge of Crestofer 
Booteman for to be his apprentes for tenne yeres frome the 
feaste of our lorde god [25 December] 1561 . . . ■vj* 

Recevyd of mychell loble for presentinge of thomas Tyndall to be 
his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of the byrthe of our 
lorde god [25 December] anno 1561 . . . . yj* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for presentinge of Thomas venables 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres from [the feast of] the berth 
of our lorde god [25 December] anno 1561 . . . yj* 

Recevyd of William marshall for presentinge of Rycharde gylle 
to be his apprentes for nyne yeres from the feaste of the byrth 
of our lorde god [25 December] anno 1561 . . . yj* 

Recevyd of John hynde for presentinge of Thomas fydler for to be 
his apprentes for xij yeres from the feaste of the byrthe of our 
Lorde god [25 December] anno 1561 . . . . yj* 

Recevyd of garrad Dewes for presentinge of barthelmewe Whjrte 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of the byrth 
of our Lorde god [25 December] Anno 1561 . . . yj* 

Recevyd of John Burtofte for presentinge of steaven pele for to be 
his apprentes for nyne yeres from the feaste of the byrthe of our 
lorde god [25 December] Anno 1561 . . . . vj* 

I. 170 



[ rT,we, :-rcawood. 22 Julj 1561—24 July 1562. 70 ] 



Recevyd of henry Connewaye for presentinge of Peter Connewaye 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynte 
mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] Anno 1561 . vj* 

Recevyd of John haryson for presentinge of John haryson ' the 

yo [u] nger ' to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of the 
byrth of our Lorde god [25 December] Anno 1561 . . vj^ 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for presentynge of Amer waterhowse 
for to be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the byrth 
of our Lorde god [25 December] Anno 1561 . . . vj* 



Recevyd of William Serys for presentinge John Bootes for to be 
his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the byrthe of our 
Lorde god [25 December] Anno 1561 . . . . vj* , 

Recevyd of Rycharde Jugge for presentinge of William wylliamson 
for to be his apprentes for nyne yeres from the feaste of the 
puryiication of our blessed Lady saynte mary Anno 1561 
[2 February 1562] vj* 

Recevyd of William norton for presentinge of Peter Bulloke for 
to be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the 
puryfication of our blessed Lady saynt mary [2 February] 
Anno 1562 . . . yj* 

Recevyd of humffre Toye for presentinge of Thomas Bradeshaw 

to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of the 

Annuntition of our blessed lady saynte mary [25 March] 

Anno 1562 yj* ' 

Recevyd of henry hammande for presentinge of thomas hammande 
'the yo[u]nger' to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the 
Annuntition of our blessed Lady saynte mary [25 March] 
Anno 1562 yj* 

Recevyd of John Cawod for presentinge of Rycharde Cowper for 
to be his Apprentes for viij yeres from the byrthe of our lord god 
[25 December] Anno 1561 . . . . . . yj* 

I. 171 



[ 70 fl 22 July 1 56 1—24 July 1 562. i- c.w«,d \ ^-^l ] 



Recevyd of Eycharde Tottle for presentinge of Rycharde sackwell 

to be his Apprentes for a leaven [e/ece«] yeres from the fcaste of 
.saynte John Bapteste [24 June] Anno 1561 . . . . vj* 



Recevj'd of Eycharde Tottle for presentinge of humffre howper 
to be his apprentes for x yeres from the feaste of Alsayntes 
[1 November] Anno 1561 vj' 



Recevyd of Isaac Turke for presentinge of John fryerson to be his 
Apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynte Andrew 
[30 November] Anno 1561 yj* 



Recevyd of Thomas powell for presentinge of george serys for 
to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of the 
puryfication of our blessed lady saynte mary [2 February] 
Anno 1561 [i.e. 1562] vj* 



Recevyd of Arthure pepwell for presentinge of george Collyng^ood 

for vij yeres from the feaste of the Annuntition of our blessed 
lady saynte mary [25 March] anno 1562 . . . . vj* 



Recevyd of Roberte holder for presentinge of Thomas Donne for 
to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of saynte 
Barthelmewe the Appostell [24 August] Anno 1561 . vj* 



Recevyd of John Daye for presentinge of John Wolfe for to be his 
Apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the Annuntition of our 
blessed lady saynte mary [25 March] Anno 1562 . . yj* 



Recevyd of William Powell for presentinge of Anthony newman 
for to be his apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of penticost 
[May or June] Anno 1562 ■vj* 

I. 172 



[ 2" mSe": ; J «'»'»»- 22 July 1 561—24 July 1 502. 71 ] 



Ilecevyd of Lucas haxyson for presentinge of nycholas lankforde to 
be his Apprentes for nyne yeres from the feaste of easier 
[April or May] Anno 1562 yj"' 

Recevyd of Laurence Jacson for presentinge of Andrew paynter for 
to be his Apprentes for a leaven [eleven] yeres from the feaste of 
Easter [April or May] Anno 1562 . . . . • '^^ 

Recevyd from John fylken for presentinge of Thomas fulkes for 
to be his Apprentes for nyne yeres from the feaste of the nativyte 
of saynte John bapteste [24 Jime] Aniio 1562 . . . TJ* 

Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for presentinge of gregory pyforde 
to be his Apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of penticost 
[May or June] Anno 1562 vj* 

Recevyd of John Aldee for presentinge of Randall plemton for to 
be his Apprentes for viij yeres from the ffeaste of the Anuntition 
of our blessed lady saynt mary the virgin [25 March] Anno 
1562 vj* 

Recevyd of hnmffre Toye for presentinge of Thomas kynge for to 
be his Apprentes for xvj yeres from the feaste of phillippe and 
Jacobe [1 May] anno 1562 . . . . . yj* 

Recevyd of owyn Rogers for presentinge oi John hatche for to be 
his Apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of the nativite of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] Anno 1562 . . . yj* 

Recevyd of John Judson for presentinge of Ryehard Crokes for to 

be his Apprentes for xiij yeres from the feaste of phillippe and 
Jacobe [1 May] Anno 1562 vj^ 

Recevyd of leonerde gardener for presentinge of Roberta grene 
for to be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of pentico.ste 
[May or June] Anno 1 562 yj* 

I. 173 



[Till 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



J. Cawood. 



I W. Sere». 
E. Tottle. 



w marten Eecevyd of William [marten] for presenting Courte [? Courtenay] / 

Warde to be his appreiites for a leaven yeres [c/cre»] from the 
feaste of phillippe and Jacobe [1 May] anno 1562 . . vj* 

W Coplande Recevyd of William Coplande for presentinge of Eoberte Jonnes 
to be his apprentes for x yeres from the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1562 yj* 

W Powell Recevyd of William Powell for presentinge of heugh Jacson to be 

his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1562 ...... l^* 



master Wolfe 



Recevyd of Reginolde wolfe for presentinge of John smjrthe to be 
his apprentes for vij yeres / from the feaste of penticoste 



[May or June] anno 1562 



TT)" 



W Sorys Recevyd of William Serys for presentinge of poole Connyington 

for to be his apprentes for tenne yeres from the feaste of the 
nativite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1562 . TJ* 



heagh cottes- 
Airthe 



Recevyd of heughe Cottesfurthe for presentinge of John greflfen to 
be his apprentes for viij yeres frome the feaste [of the] Annuntition 
of our blessed lady saynte mary [25 March] Anno 1562 . ^' 



L Jacion 



Recevyd of Launrence Jacson for presentinge of Boger Tarleton to 
be his Apprentes for vij yeres from the feaste of saynt John 
Bapteste [24 June] Anno 1562 vj* 



J Tysdayie Recevyd of John Tysdayle for presentinge of Boberte bnsshekell to 

be his apprentes for viij yeres from the feaste of penticoste 

[May or June] Anno 1562 'vj* 

[See also p. 185.] 



a cleiton 



Recevyd of nycholas cleston for presentinge of Bowlande gynkes to 
be his apprentice for nyen yeres from the feaste of the nativite of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1562 . . . . yj* 

I. 174 



[ ^Tpm:.! J- "•'•«'• 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



72] 



S lanta 



J Aldee / 



for taftwnfle of f|fne$ 
for €opnt$ 

as folotuetH / 

Recevyd of Rycharde lante for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled how neyghborhed love and Tru Bealynge i/n 

gone the iiij* 

[Written by John Barkee. Last's impression, which is without date, is reprinted 
by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 196, Ed. 1867.] 

Recevyd of John Aldee for his lycense for pryntinge of ij ballettes 
the one a Dyscription of this mortall hjfe and the other of 
Memembraunce of GOBes merviloiis mercy exhortinge ts to 
Repcnte .......... 



TUJ" 



Bowlande hall 



Eowlande hall 



Recevyd of Eowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of ij bookes 
of maister Calvtns ....... 



viij* 



Recevyd of Rowlands hall for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

Confession of the faythe in Skottlande . . . . iiy* 

Recevyd of Rycharde Lante for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
BalUtles viij* 

w coplande Recevyd of William Coplande for [his] lycense for pryntinge of 



B Lante 



T Duxsell 



ROBOTHUM 



hackett 



Aide 
and 
awdelay 



J Wally 
J Wally 



the medytation of Bradfordcs 



uy" 



Recevyd of master duxsell for his lycense for pryntinge of a Ballett 
intituledi the vnconstant state and tyme of mans lyfe ^c / . iiij* 

Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an Almanack ......... iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
vnyversall Cossemographe Apyane in Englesshe . . xx* 

Recevyd of John Aide and John Awdelay for thayre lycense for 
pryntinge of Coxes agaynste sosserers and Coungerers with an 
Almanacke ......... viij* 

Recevyd of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke of John securys . . . . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of a Ballett 
of the Bacheler iiij* 

I. 175 



[72<i 



22 July 1 561— 24 July 1 562. J. cawo«i. [ ][;^i ] 



K Jugge 



Recevyd of master Jngge for his lycense for pryntinge of the fc 



oration of Beze 



uy" 



E Jwgge Recevyd of master Jugge for his lycense for pryntinge of 

orders taken by my Lorde of Canterburye with the Reste of the 



Commessioners 



iiy« 



J Tysdaylo Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

of the over throice of the tustif cation of tcorkes / of the vayne Doctryne 
of the merytes of men ,,.,... iiij* 



J Tysdayle Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of o 

pronostication of the scripture ...... 



iiij* 



newbery Recevyd of Raufe newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



baUett intituled / yf truth he in the storyes olde 8fc / . 



uij" 



shyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 



intituled an instruction full of heavenly consolation 



liij* 



ihyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
booke intituled tlie precious pcrle Sfc j , . . . iiij** 



I^cy Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for I'l ■; ;ge of ij 
ballet tes the one intituled Will yt never be the better / and llie other 
dyvers Auncyent lawes 8fc j viy* 



W norton Recevyd of William norton for his lycense for nrv'-age of a 



baUett intituled mannors for matrons SfX / 



UU" 



J lampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntii of a worke 



of LUTHERS 



UIJ" 



W coplande Recevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled holly and hyve SfC . 



I. 176 



liy* 



[ I-t'oS I ^- «'-»'• 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



73] 



shyngleton Eecevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



Balled intituled WTien Ragynge love 8fC 



mj" 



shyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for prjTitinge of 

a boke intituled hoic a Orestian man oughte to behave hym selfe in 
the Daunger of Deathe . . . . . . . iiij* 



Lante 



Recevyd of Rycharde Lante for his lycense for pryntinge of a balled 
intituled a prayer of lady ENGLONSE .... iiij* 



ROBOTHUM 



Bowlande hall 



Recevyd of James Eobothum for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boolie of Agram stranslated by hunnfe Baker and Auctorysshed 

by my lorde of London &c . . . . . . xij* 

[?Can this be Humphrey Bakee's book on Arithmetic, The well sprynge of 
Sciences £c., printed by Bowland Hall for James Robothum in 1562.] 

Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of 
Calvyns Cathechesme in englesshe auctorysshed by my lorde 



of London 



iiy" 



owyn Rogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a new 



yeres gyfte made by le[v]ves Evanns 



uij" 



master Wolfe / Recevyd of master "Wolfe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



Almanacke and Apolige 



mj" 



w shepparde Recevyd of William shepparde for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a balled intituled ToM longe ye Caryer 



iiij* 



T Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
balled intituled the Woman of Canyne .... 



iiij* 



T hackett 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the strange Battry agaynstc the Idolytors . vj^ 



T hackett 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an Almanacke and pronostication of Nostradamus . 



viij* 



master haryson Recevyd of master haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 



intituled the newtors 



yj" 



J aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Rates of the Custome hawse . , . iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. 23 I. 177 



[ 73 h 22 July 1 561—24 July 1 562. J- .cwocd. j ^-^^ 



httrnffre Toye Recevyd of hunnflEre Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 
intituled the Titrkes Warres xy* 

John Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of of an 

Almanacke and pronostication oi KBii[Niii]Gii\M . . viy* 

Eycharde hary- Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of 
son . .J 

the neu-e Testament in 4° . . . . . • XTJ 

Thomas Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

balled intituled ha>/ the gye ii^* 

[See below, and at p. 185.] 

Thomas marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 

the Cronack in viij" which he boughte of John kynges 

Wyfe -»}* 

[Therefore John King was by tl^s time dead.] 

John Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a balled 

intituled RUSTICXIS and SAFYENCE .... iiij* 

master Wolfe Recevyd of master "Wolfe for his lycense for pryntinge of a polige 
in englesshe ......... ^ 

Thomas hackett Recevyd of thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
booke intituled phelantropose iMJ* 

T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the entrynge of Christe into Englonde . iiij* 

W Ooplande Recevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge of 

the booke of VIRGILL in 4° iiij* 

[i. e. of VIBGILIUS, the mythical necromancer of the Middle Ages.] 

Aidee for iij balkttes [no sum stated'] 

[This is a rough memorandum, subsequently inserted and in another handwritingj 

E haryson ' Recevyd of Eycharde haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of 
Calvyn* innstitution ...... vy* 

shyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of 
iij balledes the one intituled nn answer e agaynste hay the gye / the 
other come mery home JoilX / the thyrde a godly exhortation 
exhortynge GODcs people for to Beioyce Sfc . . . xij* 

J. 178 



W. Serei. 
X. Tottle. 



J. Cairood. 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



74] 



Eowland hall Eecevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for prj'ntinge of a booko 



intituled tlic actes and statutes of the Cytie of Geneva 



iiij* 



W norton Recevyd of William norton for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 

intituled stans piier ad mensam ...... iiij 



i<l 



A Lacyo Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of serten 

graces to he sayde before Benner and after Denner / with a balled 
intituled A lamentation of the mesyri/e of mankynde . . viij* 



T Colwell ' Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prjoitinge of a booke 



intituled the Composfe ptholomeous prynce of Astronyme 



yj" 



T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a BaUett 

intitvledi to 2msse the place ^-c I . . . . . iiij* 

E Tottle Recevyd of Rycharde Tottle for hys lycense for pryntinge of A 
booke intituled one hundreth good poyntes of hushoundry lately maryed 
vnto a hundreth good poyntes of huswyffry newly Corrected and 
amplyfyed iiijd 



£ Sutton 



Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
booke intituled A Beclaratition made by the prynce of Con dee 
Sfc I iiij* 



E Sntton Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for prynting of a booke 

intituled the Dystruction and [aslsalte Cruelly conimytted by the Duke of 
GUYSE and his Company e in the Towne of Wassye [i. e. Vassy'] iiij* 



h shyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



baUett intituled Eldertons Jestes with his mery Toyes 



uy" 



T hackett 



T hackett 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for hys lycense for pryntinge of a baUett 
intitided in the prayse of worthy ladyes here in by name and espesyally 
olujr quene ELYS ABETH so worthy of fame . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a Dyaloge 
of Wyi-ynge and thryvynge of Tussers with ij lessons for olde and 



yonge 



uy" 



I. 179 



[74l> 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



J. Oawood. 



j W. Stret. 
I £. Tottle. 



Rowland hall Recevj'd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a letter of 



NYCUOLAS NEMO 



mj" 



J aids / Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of serten ballettes 

the fyrste intituled of a hunter / the secounde of Remembraunce of 
GODes mercy / the thyrde agaynste Betrection the iiij" the tinjntlynge 
of an e[y]e / and the v"* lett vs looke shortely for the latter Baye and 

laste of all of vnthrestes [i. e. of imthrifts] . . . ij' 

[A ballad by Haywood, Agahut Slander and Detraction, was printed by John Aide, 

without date : and is reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads ami Broadsides, 

p. 12, Ed. 1867. 

W. F. wrote A new Ballad against Untkrifts, printed by Aide, also without date ; 

and likewise reprinted by Mr Hcth a,tp. 226 of the same work.] 



T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
Bytty towchynge the Ryghte honorable earle of SVSSEX Lorde 
Bepute of Irelonde of serten feates of Warre Bonne in the north 
lies of Skottlande / with an other ballett in the prayse of a 
serten Ladye iiy* 



E Sutton Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge the if" 

Beclaration of the prynce of Condee / to make knoicen the Causes of the 

Trubbles which are at this Baye in this Realme / and the Baye wherin 

he hath a quyatt / putteth hym selfe in / at this present for the 

pacyfyeinge of the same 8fc j iiij* 

J Aide / Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an admonition 

to Elderton to leave the Toyes by hym begonne Src I . iiy* 

[See previous page.] 

T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled ye infortunate fortune / or myschances that happen to 
suche that wannte grace and not servynge of GOB 8fc / . iiij^ 



E Sutton 



Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 
intituled a Byscourse vpon the lyhertye or Captivite of the 



kynge 



lUJ* 



thyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for for pryntinge 



Beclarynge how GOB Bothe Calle ts to Repentaunce Sfc 
I. 180 



uy" 



W. Serea. ( 
E. TotUe. I 



J. Cawood. 



22 July 15C1— 24 July 1562. 



75] 



shyngleton 



f godlyfe 



T inarshe 



J aide 



E-ecevyd of hengh shyngleton for hys lycense for pryntinge of a 

Ballett intituled the genealoge of Antechriste ^c . . iiij* 

[Stow says of 1562 : — ' This year in England were many monstrous births' {p. 1,096, 
Ed. 1600) ; and proceeds to enumerate some, including the next article.] 
Recevyd of fraunees godlyfe for his lycense for pryntinge of 

the pycture of a monsterus chylde which teas bourne at 

Chechester iiij* 

[Written by Jhon D. It is entitled A discription of a monstrous Chylde, borne at 
Chychester in Sussex, the xxiiii. day of May, <ec. : and was i)rinted by Leonard iskel 
for Fraunees GodlifF in 1562. It is reprinted by Mr Hcth in Arwient Ballads and 
Broadsides, p. 299, Ed. 1867.] 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

pycture of a monsterus chylde which was bourne in 

Suffolke ........ [no sum stated^ 

Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a pycture 

of a monsterus pygge . . . . . . ■ . iiij* 

[The title of this article is The shape of ii monsters, MDlxii ; but it relates only to 
a monstrous pig farrowed near Charing Cro.ss, on Ascension Day, 7th May 1562. It was 
wiitten by W. F. and printed by Aide without date. It is repiinted by Mr Huth in 
Ancient Ballads ami Broadsides, p. 66, Ed. 1867.] 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

booke intituled a cronacle of the historyes and lyres of all the 

emperours ......... viij* 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his Ij^cense for pryntinge of 

the Common places of saynt powles [paul's] epistelles . vj* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prynting of a booke 

intituled the Armour of pasyence iiy* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge an new 
interlude of the ij synmes [sins'] of kynge Davyd . . iiij* 

Recevyd of Edmonde hallye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
Ballett intituled agaynste fylthy wrytinge and sitche lyke 

Belylgyhynge iiij* 

[Written by Thomas Brioe. It is intituled Against filthy toriting and such like 
delightinfj. It was printed by John Aide for Edmund Halley without date : and is 
reprinted by Mr Collier in Old Ballads, p. 50, Ed. 1840.] 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of 

iij ballettes the one intituled newes out of Kent / the other a new 

ballett after the tune of ' kynge SALOMON' / and the other neives 

out of hearen and hell ....... xij* 

[The ballad of King Solomon was licensed on the 4th March 1560, see p. 127.] 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for prynting of ij ballettes 
Kyt hath loste hyr keyc the other the Country hath no Pere newly 
moralysed ......... viij'* 

[This second article is the first instance in the Registers of the moralization of a 
previously popular ballad.] 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled an admonition to eiderton to leave the toyes by hym 

begonne iiij* 

[Entered also on the preceding page.] 

I. 181 



[75t> 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



J.Cawood.<J^^^-] 



T ColweU 



J Daye / 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 
iij Ballettes the one intituled yf wytt wolde searve my will and harte 
the other a newe ballett of iiij'" of the commandementes / The 
thyrde a new ballett thm goeyth the worlde now in these our 
Dayes ^-c xij^ 

Recevj^d of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of the Resydewe 
of the psalmcs not here to fore printed So that this maketh vp 



the hole 



lUj" 



Thomas purfoote ReceTyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an A. h c for chyldrcn 



uy 



id 



Sampson 
w Tonnes 
w Tonnet 
g Dewes 

newbery 



norton 



B haryion 



flflfited for iSraft^nse or 
gooHr orJjrers 

[The four following fines were received between the 22nd July and the 28th 
September 1561.] 
Recevyd of John sampson for his fyne for that he Ded Revyle 

Rycharde Lante with vnseemely wordes . . . . xij'^ 

Recevyd of William Jonnes for that he Came into the hall in his 
cloke for his fyne he payde . . . . . . xij* 

Recevyd of William Jonnes for that he kepte an apprentice and 
not bounde ......... xy* 

Recevyd of garrad Dewes for that he kepte his shoppe open on 
the sondayes ......... xy* 

Recevyd of Ranfe newbery for his fyne for that he kepte a 
boye a yere and not bounde and that the saj'de boye muste 
departe within xiiij Dayes after[,] which was xxviij of 
Septembre [1561] . ; y» 

Recevyd of William norton for his fyne for that he kepte a boye 

a quarter of a yere and not bounde and that he muste Departe 

within xiiij Dayes after ....... iiij* 

[The date of this and the next entry is evidently the 28th September 1561.] 

Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for his fyne for that he prynted 
a hyble without lycense / And also he shall brynge into the 
howse for a Copye whan yt ys Donne / one of the sayd 
Byhles ......... viy* 

I. 182 



[I 



W. Seres. ) 
TotUe. j 



J. Cawood. 



22 July 1561— 24 July 1562. 



76] 



E Sanderson Recevyd of Roberte Sanderson for his fyne for that he broke 
the quarter [day] beyinge the xxviij Daye of septembre 
[1561] 



iiij* 



owyn Eogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his fyne for that he broke the quarter 



Daye beynge the xxviij Daye of septembre [1561] 



uij" 



ff coldoke 



Recevyd of ffraunces Coldoke for his fyne for that he broke 
the quarter Daye bejmge the xxviij '"^ Daye of septembre 
[1561] . iiij* 



Edmonde James Recevyd of Edmonde James for his fyne for that he [broke] 
the quarter Daye beynge the xxviij Daye of septembre 
[1561] iiij* 

Arthure Pepwell Recevyd of Arthure pepwell for his fyne for that he kepte his shoppe 



S ooldoke 



open on the sondayes 



xy" 



T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne for that he Ded Revyle 



ffraunces Coldoke with vnsemely wordes . 



XX" 



Recevyd of ffraunces Coldoke for his fyne for that he Ded Revyle 

Thomas hackett with vnsemely wordes . . . ij" 

[Both Hackett and Coldock are fined for the same offence ; apparently on the ground 
that it takes two to make a quarrel.] 



master Wally Recevyd of master Wally for his fyne for pryntinge of Jacohe and 
his xij sonnes without lycense .... 



viij* 



h Sutton 



J tyidayle 



J holynder 



; ald« / 



Recevj'd of henry Sutton for his fyne for that he kepte Roberte 
asplen [as an apprentice] and not bounde 



xviij* 



Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his fyne for that he Came to 
the hall in his cloke and for that he broke his Apperaunce [on 
the Quarter Day] iij' 

Recevyd of John hollender for his fyne for that he went from his 
master without lycense ...... xij 

Recevyd of John Aide for his fyne for that he sett the sayde 
hollender a worke without his masters lycense . iij' iiij* 



I. 183 



[7611 22 July 1561— 24 July 1562. ■f-Cawocd.j^j^^j- ] 



h Sutton Recevyd of henry Sutton for his fyne for that he kepte Thomas 

Duffelde [as an apprentice] not beynge bounde . xviij* 

Recevyd for [i. e. by the sale o/] serten bokes in frynshe and 
Englesshe which was taken goynge hawkynge aboute the stretes 
which ys Contrary to the orders of the Cytie of 
London iiij" iiij* 

owyn Bog6r« Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his fyne for that he prented the booke 
of husboundry beynge master Totteles . ... y" 

master Wally&c/ Recevyd of master Wallye master loble master Jugge master 

Judson master purfoote master Sutton for thayre fynes for that 

they Ded not attende oii my lorde maiovir vpon Christenmas Daye 

[1561] beynge therevnto warned .... iij' 

\i. e. Sixpence each.] 

James gonnell Recevyd of James gonnell for his fyne for that he Ded not attende 
vpon my Lorde maiour on twelfe Daye [6 January 1562] beynge 
there vnto warned ...... vj* 

John Aide Recevyd of John Aide vj'' of John Foxe vj* of Thomas skerewe vj* 

of John a hill vj* Roberte sysaye vj* Arthure pepwell vj* of John 
Sampson vj* Rycharde Apple vj'* george Bucke vj* thomas Colwell 
Tj* for that they Came not on the quarter Daye beynge the xiij 
Daye of Januarij [1662] ..... v* 

John Daye Recevyd of John Daye for his fyne for that he Ded not wayte on my 

lorde maiour vpon twelfe Daye [6 January 1562] . vj* 

Edwarde Sutton Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his fyne for that he Ded not attende 
vpon my Lorde maiour [? also 6 January 1562] . vj* 

Isak turke Recevyd of Isak Turke for that he broke his quarter Daye beyinge 

the xiij Daye of Januarij [1562] .... xij* 

T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne for that he prynted a 

ballett of Tom longe the Caryer . . . ij' vj* 

Arthure pepwell Recevyd of Arthure pepwell for his fyne for that he kepte open his 
shoppe of Sondayes iij' iiij* 

henry Sutton Recevyd of henry Sutton for his fyne for that he prynted 
iVO/Srii^i)^if&'-S without lycense . . . iij' 

I. 184 



W. Seres. 
E. Tottle. 



J. Cawood. 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



77] 



J haryson Recevyd of John haryson for his fyne for that he Revyled 



w Jonnes 



g brodehed 



S haryson 



T eolwell 



T marshe 



W.coplande 



p frynshe 



w Jonnes 



T eolwell 



3 tysoayle 



J hynde 



[Gregory] Brodehed with vnsemely Wordes 



xij 



id 



Recevyd of William Jonnes for his fyne for that he kepte open his 
shoppe on sondayes and holy Dayes . . . ij" 

Recevyd of gregory Brodehed for his fyne for that he Ded Revyle 

John haryson with vnsemely Wordes . . . iij» 

[Another instance of punishing both quarrellers, to prevent future strife.] 

Recevyd of Rycharde haryson for his fyne for that he Ded not 
wayte vpon my lorde maiour on the puryfication of our Lady 
[2 February 1562] vj* 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his fyne for that he prented (he 
Deatory of helthe / the Assi/ce of hreade And Ale with arra Pater 
without lycense 



[Evidently by the fine, three publications.] 



xij* 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne for that he prynted A 
Cronacle in xvj [mo] without lycense . . . v' 

Recevyd of William Coplande for his fyne for [printing] a boke of 
hawkynge huntinge and fysshinge contrary to the orders of this 
howse iiij* 

Recevyd of peter frynshe for his fyne for that he broke the quarter 
Day beynge our lady Daye quarter [1562] . . iiij 



id 



Recevyd of william Jonnes for his fyne for that he broke the quarter 
Daye beynge our Ladye Daye quarter [1562] . . iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his fyne for that he prynted ij 

Ballettes the one intituled the over throwe gyoen to the Dysprayse of 

Say the gye the other Eldertons amwere for his mery 

toyes 8fC I v» 

[Seejp. 178 as to Hay the gye.l 

Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his fyne for that he bounde one 

Koberte Busshkell to be his apprentice not presentinge hym 

Accordynge to the orders of this howse . . .. ij' 

[See also p. 174.] 

Recevyd of John hynde for his fyne for that he Ded Revyle 
ny[cholas] cleston with vnsemely wordes ... ij' vj* 

A Transcript ^c. 24 I- 185 



[71h 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



J. Cawood. 



W. Seres, 
B. Totae. 



:1 



ttbv ntaftgitfle of ttrenten 
nnii Mvtthvtn 

as folohiethc 



W dawson Eecevyd of William Dawson for his admyttinge to be fre man of 



this Company the xxj Daye of octobre Anno 1561 



iij" mj" 



John foster 



Recevyd of John foster for his Admyttinge to be freman of this 
Companye by his faythers Copye the xxj Daye of octobre 
Anno 1561 iij' iiij* 

[Most of the following admitted Brethren of this particular List, appear to have been 
foreigners ; probably exiled Hugenots or Protestant Dutchmen.] 
Eoger DelanderB Recevyd of Roger De lunders for his admyttinge brother of this 



howse XXV of octobre [1561] 



ij" ^ 



ii 



B Devall 



Recevyd of Roberte Devall for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the vj**" of Decembre [1561] ij» vj* 



Deryk garradBon Recevyd of Deryke garradson for his Admyttinge brother of this 



howse the vj* of Decembre [1561] 



y" ^ 



^i 



nycholas genarte Recevyd of nycholas genarte for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the vj of Decembre [1561] .... ij' vj* 

John asmant Recevyd of John Asmant for his Admyttinge hym brother of this 
howse the xiij of Januarij [1562] .... ij' vj* 

Lewes seygenour Recevyd of Lewes seigenor for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xiiij of Januarij [1562] .... ij' vj* 

Peter gaiter Recevyd of Peter gaiter for his Admyttinge hym brother of this 



howse the xiiij of Januarij [1562] 



y" V]" 



W ffanne 



ff * coldoke 



Jamei wesson 



Recevyd of William ffanne for his admyttinge hym fre man of this 
Companye the xx of Januarij [1562] . . . iij° iiij 



i'd 



Recevyd of flEraunces godlyfe for his admyttinge fre man of this 

Company the xx of January [1562] ... iij" iiij* 

[ • This must be a mistake for Oodlyfe, as Coldocke was made free on the 2nd 
December 1557, see p. 70.] 

Recevyd of James gosson for his admyttinge hym brother of this 
howse the ij"" of marche [1562] .... ij" ^d* 



I. 186 



r ^ 

L K 



W. Seres, j 
Totfle. ) 



J. Cawood. 



J howe 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



78] 



Recevyd of John howe for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the XTJ Daye of marche [1562] .... ij» vj* 



James soysou Recevyd of James soyson for his Admyttinge brother of this howse 



the xyj Daye of marche [1562] 



ijs vj^ 



baptest postell Recevyd of Bapteste Postell for his Admyttinge hym brother of 



this howse the x"" Daye of Aprill [1562] . 



y» vj" 



vaiyntine [van] Recevyd of valyntine van sannger howse for his admyttinge 



[as] brother of this Companye [? April 1562] 



ijs vj* 



Andryas lepsyk Recevyd of Andryas van lepsyk for his admyttinge [as] brother of 
this howse the xvj of Apryll [1562] ... ij' vj* 



hang hemryk Recevyd of hans van hemryk for his admyttinge [as] brother of 



this howse the xvj of Apryll [1562] . 



ys yja 



george bysshoppe Recevyd of george Bysshoppe for his Admyttinge hym fre man 
of this Companye the xyj"' of apryll [1562] . . iij« iiij* 



george alien 



J tnrgay 



Recevyd of george Allen for his Admyttinge hym fre man of this 
Company the xyj of apryll [1562] .... ij' vj* 

Recevyd of John Turgay for his admyttinge [as] brother of this 



howse the fyrste Daye of June [1562] 



IjS yjO 



arnolde frynshe Recevyd of Arnolde fynshe for his Admyttinge [as] brother of this 



howse the ij^'' of July [1562] 



y" v]" 



flfor tjuartrafl^s anil ^Irrargfles 

A» foloUietHe 



Recevyd of John Whytnay and hunffre Toye Renters to the 
Company of Stacioners for an hole yere endynge at the 
Annuntition of our Ladye [25 March] Anno 1562 xiiij" ix' ix* 



[This is the first occurrence of the word ' Renter ' in the Registers. ] 



I. 187 



[ 78 !» 22 July 1 561—24 July 1 562. J. cawood. j ^-^i ] 



Zht Mantall 

Recevyd of master Cawod and master Jngge for a yeres Rent of 
a cliambre which, they have of this howse which was Due at 
the feaste of the nativite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] 
Anno 1562 xi» 



Recevyd of master Wally for a yeres Rent of a chambre which 
he hath of this howse which was Due at the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] Anno 1562 xx* 



ntonji^ Meregli^Ji of t) mtn 

tnHtcH tolas taften into 

tfte l^utvit 

m folobi(tftc 

Recevyd of thomas marshe . . . . . XT* . 
Recevyd of Arthure pepwell xv* 

[One entry omitted.^ 

Item for [i. e. by the sale q/"] bookes balledes and other papers 

brought in as copyes accordynge to our ordenaunces . xx* 

[From this entry it is clear, that wliat we now call ' copyright copies,' and send to our 
five principal national Libraries ; were, at this period, by the ordinances of the Company, 
sold from time to time for the general benefit of the Society.] 



I. 188 



Tt^. \ ^- <""»«'• 22 July 1 561 —24 July 1 562. 79 J 

fi^reatler tnjSttrthe / all 
$ntht jpagntentes as tftt 
S^^tft ntaiister Sbergs anli 
ntaistw tottU fiatfi UaifHe 

otite ncm the ^rjrif 53aiie of SiUm anno 1561 iinto 
the yjriiil 3a»e of Sulo anno 1562 btfiich gs i>» 
titc Sjpacc of one hole j>ere / 

[TAree entiHes omitted.~\ 



Item payd to maister Norton for his counsell in Drawynge our 
ordenaunces ....... xl' 

[This Barrister was possibly connected with Henry or William Norton, who 
were members of the Company. See fiu-ther respecting him at ^. 192-3.] 



\Two entries omitied.'] 

Jtem payd to Jolin [Fajrreberne] for his hole yeres wages xl* 
Item payd for a locke for the cheste in the chappell ij' vj* 

Item payd to mistress Maye for hyr good will of departure out of a 

Eoome which she had of this howse xxviij' . xxviij' 

[Mistress May was the widow of the Dean of St Paul's. The Eev. Dr May was 
restored to that office on the 23rd June 1569, and died on the 8th August 1560. He was 
succeeded by the celebrated Alexander Nowell. Le Neve. Fasti, ii. 314, JSd. 18.54. 
For payments of the rent of tliis room, 4s. a year, through W. Seres, seejop. 67, 103, 
and 129. 28s. was therefore equal to seven years' rental; from which it is clear that 
the Dean held the room by some kind of agreement or lease entered into prior to the 
purchase of the Hall by the Stationers' Company.] 

[Three entries omitted.] 

Item payd for viij skynnes [of] parchement . ij' 

Item allowaunce for the Denner .... v" 

I. 189 



[ 79 1» 22 July 1 561— 24 July 1562. J. cawood. j l-^^^; ] 



Item payd for confynnynge of our ordenaunces 
and frely gyven by vs William Serys and Kychard 
tottle the charges therof and also other charges 
as Denners and Rewardes 



* frely gyuen 

[in Kichard Way's 

handwriting.] 



Also we William Serys and Rychard tottle wardens for the yere 
past have Delyuered vnto the newe Wardens for this yere anno 
1562 mychell loble and Rycharde haryson all suche emplementes 
in the howse or belongynge to the howse as Dothe appere 
in the accumpte of master Loble and master Duxsell and above 
that also as foloweth / 

A 8alte[cellar] with a cover of the gyfte of master John Cawo4 
to ye company or mystery of stationers Wayinge xix onces and 
a halfe Bubble gylte with the stacioners armes on yt 

A spoyne of the gyfte of William Serys all gylte with his 
name 

A spoyne of the gyfte of Rycharde tottle all gylte with his 
name 

Item a Table clothe of the gyfte of mistress Whyte, wyfe vnto 

John whyte of London Draper 

[? Was this John Wight the bookseller mentioned at jjp. 94 and 111.] 

Item viij gryne Cusshyns \_green cushions] of the gyfte of Rycharde 
Tottle 

So Remainethe in plate one salte [cellar] Bubble gylte as before and 
xij spoynes Bubble gylte and ij parcell gylte 

hy me Johni CttWOOd By me Jhofl JudsOH 

per me Rychuvd Way 
By me Rcgmalde Wolffe 
by my stcuen keuttl 
by me thomus dcwyxsell 

I. 190 



[?T^e':!J<'-'«^- 



22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



80] 



All these foresayd emplementes apperteyninge or belongynge to 

the howse with the some of monye of William Serys 

and Eycharde tottle "Wardyns for the yere paste have Delyvered 
to mychell Loble and Eycharde haryson Wardens for this presente 
yere anno 1562 in the presens of maister Cawood master of the 
company / master Waye master Wolfe, master kevall, master 
Coston, master Wallye, master Duxesell / master Jugge, master 
Judson &c / 

By me michell Loblay 
By me RycTiavd haryson 



Pervsed by the audytours appoynted 

By me Reginalde Wolffe. 
by me thomas dewyxsell 



I. 191 



[80ll 22 July 1561— 24 July 1562. Jcawood.<2^j«X ] 



Bvaunteir (it titt tgnte of 

master CatnoHr master 

^eriFS anJjf master SEottle 

tfien fiegnfle master 

aniir 3l!Iartirens 

[This Memorandum — wliich belongs to the next Annual Account, and has merely 
been inserted here in a vacant space — is noticeable for the number of autographs 
attached to it ; and especially as giving the first Ust of all the members of the 
Company formmg, at its date (the 22nd January 15G3), the Court of Assistants.] 

Annuite gyve[n] and graunted by the master Wardens and 

assestantes of the company of stacioners vnto Thomas Norton 

of London gentelman the yerely pention of xx' to be payd at 

ij seuyrall paymentes as yt appereth by his letter of Annuitie 

vnder our common scale of our company bearynge Date the 

xij Daye of Decembre Anno 1562 and in the v"* yere of the 

Eeangne of our soueraigne lady / Elysabeth by the grace of 

god quene of englonde fFraunce and Irelonde Defendour of the 

faythe &c / In consederation of his Counsell and paynes Donne 

and here after to be Donne / in all mannour of matters of 

Counselles and contraverces of the Lawe as yt apperethe further 

by his sayde letters patente8[:] which graunte paste the yere and 

Daye afore sayde by the assente and consente of John Cawod 

maister mygchell Loble and Eycharde haryson Wardens Rycharde 

Waye Reayne Wolfe steavell [or rather Steven] Kevall / Symonde 

Coston John Wally Thomas Duxsell Eycharde Jugge John Judson / 

William Seres Rycharde Tottle Roger Irelonde Roberte holder and 

Thomas Purfoote assestaunces In wytnes whereof we the sayd master 

wardens and assestauntes hath here vnder sett our names with 

our owne handes the xxij of Januarij A?ino 1562 [«'. e. 1563] 

by me Jo CttWOOd Johfl Wttlcy 

Be mechell L,oblay Roger yerlond 

By me Rychavd harryson Rychard Jugge 

Reginalde wolff. WilUani Seres 

By me Rycliurd Tottyll Jhon Judson 
Robert houlder 
By me Tliomas Purfoote 



I. 192 



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22 July 1561—24 July 1562. 



81] 



\_This page is occupied tvith the rough draft, in Latin, of the substance 
of the Annuity or Retaining Fee granted by the Company on the 12th 
December 1562 to Thomas Norton the barrister, of Twenty shillings 
per annum ; payable at Lady Day and Michaelmas.'] 



A Transcript S(c. 



25 



I. 193 



[ 8H> 22 July 1561—24 July 1562. J- c»'««'- J ? tow'. ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



I. 194 



[l 



S. Loble. *) 



R Ha^j^n-jj cawood. 22 Julj 1562 — 22 Julv 1563. 82 ] 






®h|f3S gjS iht attomptt 

ntaiE^ter ftargison UitiicH 

mitsstctr j[titirii!Son / Swcir in the twme of ftis l}cj)ngc 
IKarirat / untf in hin »Ut(c toass dtoiscn to scrbc 
out the IXciStc of ht!^ tumc tttiiistcv 39u2r!$on 
saiavlratjs of the Compaui)? of stiteuntetsi of all 
mcUc sommcs of mon»e as hathc comme to thcare 
hantre;^ from the y:}:ii^^^ 2Ja»e of StUii Anno 1562 
hnto the VTU of 3ul» Anno 1563 ©Jahich gs h» 
the !5j^ace of oite hole gere m folotuethe / / F 

Utttptt^ for pvt^tntinat 
of »r^nttces 

a*i foloiuethe / 

[Special attention is called to the testimony of these Apprentice-Entries, in respect 

1. To the flow of the country population to London ; so much complained of in those 
days, as leading to the decay of the smaller towns and villages : and 

2. To the most excellent charity of the Company, in thus providing an honom'able 
livelihood for so many orphans and fatherless children of those who were not in any 
direct way connected with this Loudon guild: which was, to a large extent, most 
efl'ectually doing in its way, what is now attempted by the many orphan asylums. 

It is also pleasant to imagine the wondering journey of such a youngster from his 
native village or hamlet, to the great City ; and its — for him— astounding higher and 
more rapid life : and how, as timidity lessened, and strength and knowledge increased ; 
he would grow up into the active Apprentice, the skilled Workman, and idtimately, in 
many cases, the Master- Founder, the Master-Printer, or Master-Binder.] 

Sycharde Lynnell Thomas Breade the sonne of John Breade late of hulcootte in 
the County of Northampton husbandman Deceassed hath put hjTn 
selfe apprentice vnto Eycharde lynnell Cytizen and Stacioner of 
London from the byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] anno 
1561 viij yeres ........ vj* 

[This is the first instance of the stereotyiied fornuila for registering apprenticeships, 
which was continued for so many years afterwards through this and the next Register ; 
which two contain all we can now know of these early apprenticeships of this Company.] 

Isaac Turke Bevys Lancastre the sonne of Crestofer Lancastre of beameslay 
in the Countj'^ of yorke husbondman hath put hym selfe apprentice 
vnto Isaac turke Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste 
of alsayntes [1 November] anno 1562 viij yeres . . vj* 

William graye Thomas Lewes the sonne of Rycharde lewks of London y[e]oman 
hathe put hym selfe apprentice vnto William gray Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London / from the feaste of allsayntes [1 November] 
anno 1562 nyne years ....... yj* 

William Cooke William Taylour the sonne of Edward taylour [of] Sowthwark 
in the County [of] Surry Waterman hathe put hym selfe 
apprentice vnto William Cooke Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of penticoste [May or June] anno 1562 Tenne 
yeres .......... vj* 

WiUiam marsball William Bolton the sonne of Thomas bolton in the County of 
Lancastre hathe put hym self apprentice vnto william marshall 
Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
barthelmewe th[e]apostell [24 August] 1562 tenne yeres . vj* 

I. 195 



[82 fi 



22 July 1562—22 July 1503. 



J. Cawood 



< R. Harison. ( I ' 
CJ. Judson. ) J 



master Cawod 



Thomas marshe 



Henry Bamforthe the sonne of Edmonde bamforth of Racogedalle 
in the County of Lancastre husbondman hath put hym self 
apprentice vnto John Cawod Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] anno 
1562 eighte yeres ........ yj* 

Thomas Warde the sonne of Thomas "Warde the elder of London 
Jeoner hath put hym selfe apprentices vnto Thomas marshe Cytizen 
and Stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte mygchell 



th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1562 Seaven yeres 



V]" 



Bycharde harvy / Mychell Fonsonby the sonne of Rycharde ponsonbye of kenessyde 
in the County of Cumberlande husbondman hath put hym selfe 
apprentice vnto Richard harvy Cytizen and stacioner of London 
from the byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] anno 



1562 viij yeres 



Vjo 



Allen gammon 



Rycharde Wylde the sonne of William "Wylde of lonijon 
marchaunte taylour of London hathe put hym selfe apprentice 
vnto alien gammon Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the 
feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 



1562 



vij yeres 



•V3« 



master Wolfe 



John Talman the sonne of Walter Talman of London Jeyoner 

hathe put hym , self apprentice vnto Reigenolde Wolfe Cytizen 

and stacioner of London / frome the feaste of saynt mychell 
th[e]archangeU [29 September] amio 1562 xij yeres . vj* 

William marten William foster the sonne of John foster late of stornton in 
the County of yorke gent deceassed hathe put hym selfe apprentice 
vnto William marten Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the 
feaste of the byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] anno 



1562 



vij yores 



•Vi" 



master Cawod 



Wylliam Carter the sonne of Roberte Carter of london Draper 
hath put hym selfe apprentice vnto John Cawod Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication of the 
blessed lady saynte mary [2 February] Anno 1562 [». e. 
1563] tenne yeres ........ yj^ 



William Jonnes 



Morgan Jonnes the sonne of phillii'pe Jonnes of gaynes 
in the parties beyonde the seas [i. e. Guisnes, near Calais] 
hath put hym selfe apprentice vnto William Jonnes Cytizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the Annuntion of the 
blessed virgyn mary [25 March] anno 1562 [or rather 1563] tenne 



yeres 
I. 196 



yi" 



r,E.Hari'on.]j.cawooa. 22 Julv 1562 — 22 Julv 1563. 

L ( J..Jud8on. ) .J J 



83] 



Eychard grene / Wyllianx wallden the sonne of Thomas Wai.den late of londox 
haberdassher hath put hym selfe apprentice vnto Rycharde grene 
Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste of the Annuntion 
of the blessed virgin mary [25 March] anno 1562 \or rather 



1563] vij yeres 



TQ" 



george Bncke 



master kevall 



Thomas Bygges the sonne of John Bygges late of Whyte chappeli, 
in the Couutye of medi,esyx iu[n]holder Deceassed hathe put hym 
selfe apprentice vnto george Bucks Cytizen and Stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of the puryfication of the blessed virgin mary 
[1 February] anno 1563 eyghte yeres . . . . vj* 

Roberta Pegott the sonne of John Pegott late of London y[e]oman 
Deceassed hathe put hym selfe apprentice vnto Steven kevall 
Cytizen and Stacioner of London frome the feaste of the Annuntion 
of [the] blessed virgin saynt mary [25 March] A^ino 



1563 



vij yeres 



vj" 



John Case 



Alexander lacy 



henry Chylde the sonne of Thomas chylde late of kyngeston in 
the County of Surry husbondman Deceassed hath put hym selfe 
apprentice vnto John Case Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the Annuntion of the blessed virgin saynt mary 
[25 March] Anno 1563 xij yeres ..... vj* 

Edwarde Davys the sonne of Davyd ap greffeth late of greffroth 

in the County of Denbeghe husbondeman Deceassed hathe put 

hym selfe apprentice vnto Alexandre lace Cytizen and stacyoner 

of London frome the feaste of penticoste [May or June] Anno 

1563 Seaven yeres ....... vj* 

[Tliis is oue of several striking instaDces in the Registers, of how the sons of 
Welshmen, coming up to London, assumed English names.] 

Jamas [/. c. James] Bankes the sonne of Rycharde bankes late of 
LOXD(JN Water bcaier Deceassed hathe put hym selfe apprentice 
vnto Rycharde peker3mge Cytizen and Stacioner of London frome the 
feaste of the nativite of saynt John Bapteste [24 June] anno 
1563 Seaven yeres . . . . . . • TJ* 

Thomas purfoote Wyllyam Sperkes the sonne of george sparkes of brymy'Ngham in 
the County of Warwyke Dyer hathe put hym selfe an apprentice 
vnto Thomas purfoote Cytizen and Stacioner of London frome 
the feaste of penticoste [May or June] anno 1563 nyne 

yeres ' . . vj* 

I. 197 



Bycharde Fek- 
erynge 



[83t> 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j. cawood 



( K. Loble -| 
JE. Harison. j I 
f J. Judson. ) J 



William norton Thomas Cudner the sonne of William Cudner of London paynter 
stayner hathe put hym selfe apprentice vnto William norton Cytizen 
and Stacioner of London frome the feaste of phillippe and Jacobe 
[1 May] Anno 1563 Tenne yeres yj* 



ffraunces godlyfe Thomas Banyell the sonne of Thomas Danyell the elder late of 
CHECHESTER in the County of Sussex yeoman Deceassed hathe 
put hym selfe apprentice vnto flfraunces godlyfe Cytizen and 
stacioner of London frome the feaste of phillippe and Jacobe 
[1 May] 1563 Tenne yeres yj* 



^->. 



John Gierke Anthony Casewall the sonne of Roberte Casewall late of 

KYRNERSLAYE in the Couuty of Salopp husbondeman hathe put hym 
selfe apprentice vnto John Clarke Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
frome the feaste of phillippe and Jacobe [1 May] anno 1563 viij 



yeres 



yj" 



William Jonnes Henry Dyszell the sonne of John Dyszell of London Draper hathe 
put hym selfe apprentice vnto William Jonnes Cytizen and stacioner 
of of London frome the feaste of the nativite of saynte John Bapteste 



[24 June] anno 1563 xiij yeres 



V 



id 



Thomas Cadman Marmeduke pnnsabye the sonne of george punsabye of Walden 
in the County of Essex Bruer hathe put [hym] selfe apprentice 
vnto Thomas Cadman Cytizen and Stacioner of London frome the 
feaste of the nativite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] Anno 



1563 



nyne yeres 



^ 



id 



I. 198 



r M. LoWe. ) 

I K. Harison. V J. 
L f J. Judson. ) 



Cawood. 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. 



84] 



for €opst^ 

M tbloto<?tfie 



Edmonde hallyo Recevyde of Edmonde hallay for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled Eldertons parratt answered ^c 



uy" 



Thomas Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Collwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
baUett intituled pryde to invade aceordynge to the aete lately 



made 



iiij* 



•■'$■■■ 



A lacye 



Recevyd of Alexandre Lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled voyse of the last trompett 



my 



Eowlande kail Recevyd of Bowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the some of the pryncypall poyntes of the chrestian fay the by 



PETER VERETT 



VUJ" 



Bowlande hall 



Recevj'd of Eowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the crede and the tenne commandementes tcith other comfortable 
medytacyom and prayers with a defence of the Doctryne of GODes 
Electe and predistination by John Bradforthe . xvj 



M 



Eowlande hall Recevyd of Eowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled Secretes or soueraigne Receptee for fysyhe 



xyj* 



Bycharde ha- 
ryson 



master Serys 



Recevyd of Eycharde haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the Byxcionary of master Thomas Elyoit and 
master Cowter . viy* 

Recevyd [of] William Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the perfett newes out of Ffraunce and one other boke 



intituled Diologua contra papystim 



vuj" 
I. 199 



[84ti 



22 July 1562—22 JiUy 1 563. j. c.w«i.5 " H°aS«n. » 1 



T Colwell Recevyd [of] Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a Comyde or interlude of master John Bale 



V3 



\i 



W greffeth Recevyd of "William grefPeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a Byscription of the [n]nafme of a hyrchen 



brorne 



iiij* 



W greffeth Recevyd of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled the Byscryption of the penne ^c 



iiijd 



K pekerynge Recevyd of Rycharde pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a godly new ballett approvynge by ye scriptures that 
our salvation conses[te]th only in Christe . . . iiij* 



B pekerynge Recevyd of Eycharde Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled go[o]d morowe to you good syster J ONE . iiij* 



humffre Toye Recevyd [of] humfEre Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke • 
intituled Decano Eliensi Collegij 8 petrij magistro omnibus Eiusdem 
socijs Thomas Looken medicine / Doctor .... iiij* 



w powell Recevyd of William Powell for / his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled LXJDLOwes prayers 



iiyo 



E newbery Recevyd [of] Raufe newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



introduction or accidence in laten and Iresshe 



iiy" 



RoBOTHUM Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for prjTitinge of iij 
ballettes the fyrste intituled the lamentation of Christe for man / 
the seconde howe Ckriste Calleth man from the worlde The thyrde 
agaynste the invention of mam mynde Sj-c I . . . xy* 

I. 200 



r(E.HSiMn.[j.oawood. 22 Julv 1562 — 22 July 1563. 



85] 



Rowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled an exhortation made to a Certen Cytye to leave 



papystrye 



iiy" 



master Wally Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacJce and pronostication of master John Securys for the yere of 
our lorde god 1563 ....... viij* 



master Wally Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of Nostradamus for this year anno 
1562 [«. e. 1563] viij* 



nycholas eng- 
londe 



Recevj'd of nycholas englonde for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled thefyrste and ix parte of VIBQILL . . viij* 



nyclialas eng- 
londe 



Recevyd of nycholas englonde for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the arte of Warre . . / . ■ . . viij^ 



incas harryson Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a declaration of the prynce of Conde and his assocyates to the 
quene vpon the Jugement of Bebellion sett out agaynste them by theyre 
enymees .......... 



iiijd 



master Serys Recevyd of master Serys for lycense for prjmtinge of [a] Byolige 



in englesshe agaynste papystrye 



lUj" 



EoBOTHUM Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the boke of chestes 



iiij* 



John Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of 



almanack and pronostication of Ffraunces Coxe 
A Transcript ^c. 26 



lUj" 



I. 201 



[85i> 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j.oawoodJRH^n.j] 



lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for prjmtinge of a 



Dyolege hetwene lyfe and Deathc 8fc 



lUJ 



id 



John charlewod Recevyd of Cherlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled, a Diolige of t/ie Riifull bi<rr[n]i/nge of Poirks . iiij* 

[This is the first entry of a book to Charlewood, who was a printer about tlie time 
of the Incorporation, but apparently not then a member of the Stationers' Com- 
pany, see pp. 106, 248. He printed for about tliirty years after this entry.] 



John Cherlewod Recevyd of John Cherlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled o lorde which arte in heaven so hye Sj-e 



lUj" 



Thomas marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



almanacke and pronostication of henry lowe 



vuj" 



garrad Dewes Recevyd of garrard Dewes for his lycense for pryntinge of a pycture 

of [«] momterus pygge at Hamsted iiij* 

[The broadside is entitled The description of a monstrous piy, the lohich was 
farrowed at Hamsted besyde London, the xvi day of Octoler, the present yeare of 
our Lord God, M.D.Lxij. It was printed by A. Lacy for Garrad Dewes. It is 
reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 163, Ed. 1867.] 



John cherlewod Recevyd of John Cherlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the treasure of gladnes 



VllJ 



id 



owyn Eogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled ho GUYSE the chefe of that gredy garyson 



mj" 



owyn Sogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



almanacke for the monythes 



uy" 



Eowlande haU Recevyd [of] Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] boko 



intituled the Castell of memory 



iiy" 



William Cop- 
}ande 



Recevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an interlude intituled JACK JUOGELER and mistress 



BOUNDGRACE 



lUj' 



I. 202 



[|E.H£son.^j.cawood. 22 Juty 1562 — 22 Julj 1563, 



86] 



James Robo- Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for prvntinse of 



an almanacke oi NYCHOLSO^a with a pronostication 



viij* 



James Robo- 

THUJI 



Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an almanacke of chrestophorxjs Stathnnionys 



iiij* 



master Tottle 



Recevyd of master Tottle for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
Tragicall history of the Romeus and JuLlETT with sonettes iiij* 



Edmonde hallay Recevyd of Edmonde hally for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a Coinplante agaynste the barher\o'\us tyranny executed in Ffraunce 



vpon the poore members 



uij" 



% 



humffre Toye / Recevyd of hnnifiFre Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



oration of Johanes fabricyous 



iiy" 



WILLIAM OWTN 



Recevyd of William owyn for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the newe ballett of Steangwysshe . iiij* 

[Written by W. BiRcn. It is intituled A new Balade of the worthy service of 
late doen hy Master STBANOWIGE in Fraunce, and of his death. It was printed 
by A. Lacy for W. Owen without date : and is reprinted by Mr Collier in Old 
Ballads, p. 45, Ed. 1840 ; from a copy now in Mr Christie-Miller's Collection at 
BritweU. 1 



nyoholas wybe Recevyd of nycholas Wyer for his lycense for pryntinge a boke 



intituled the Demandes 



mj" 



Thomas powell Recevyd of Thomas powell for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled an apolige of prevatt masse spred a brode in icrytinge withoute 



any name [o/"] autour tcith the answere of the same [a]polige 



viij* 



Kowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of n 
Confyssion of the Crestyan faythe consernynge the confyrmation 
of the same with the confutation of the superstitions contrary 
vnto 8fc xij* 

I. 203 



[86ft 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j.caw,od.(R.Son.n 



shyngleton Recevyd of shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of ij ballettes 

the one intituled Care Causethe men to Crye newly altered the 
other Beelarynge how to avoyde ye temtation of Satman in these 
poyntes folawenge .,....,, 



viy* 



Jolin Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett of 
Mob YN Hod iiij* 

[A testimony that the entries in this Register are transcripts and not first entries 
occurs here : the words a ballett Sc. being wiitten over the words (erroneously inserted) 
Certmjne godly Carowles Sc; which were then nm through as belonging to the 
next entry.] 



John Tysdayle Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of Certayne 



godly Carrowles to be songe to the glory of GOD SfC 



iiij* 



Edwarde Sutton Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled truths Tryeth all thynge very comfortable . iiij 



W Jonnes Recevyd of Wylliam Jonnes for his lycense for prjTitinge of a 

boke intituled The Cytie of Cyrelite translated into englesshe by 



William paynter 



V]« 



T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the lover extollynge hys Ladyes 



iiij* 



Master Tottle Recevyd of master Tottle for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the Accedence of Armory ^c 



viy" 



Kowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of Crestenmas 



Carroles auctorysshed by my lorde of London 
I. 204 



uy* 



[- M. Loble. 1 

J E. Hanson. >J. 
L t J. Judson. ) 



cawood. 22 July 1562—22 July 1563. 



87] 



William Cop- 
lande 



Recevyd of Williaiii Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett / intituled tlie Bopiges of the lorde POWYNGES AWDELAY 
WALLOFi'E and my lorde Gray iiij* 



Edmonde hallye Recevyd of Edmonde hallay for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanack and pronostication of fulkes autorysshed by my lorde of 



London 



vj 



id 



James Robo- 

THUM 



Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the phelosyfers game 8fc f . . . . ■vj 



id 



James Robo- 

THUM 



Recevyd of James Robothtjm for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled arcandum 



vj" 



William Cop- 
lande 



Recevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled Lettell Robyn Red breaste . . . iiij* 



Eycharde ap- 
playe 



Recevyd of Rycharde applay for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the complaynte of a synner vexed icith 



payne 



iiyo 



Leonerd gar- 
dener 



Recevyd of leonerde gardener for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled an ephetaph of the Deathe of ye lorde 6MA Y iiij'^ 



William greffeth Recevyd of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the commendation of musyke by chxjkchyarde 



uij" 



William greffeth Recevyd by William greffeth for his lycejise for pryntinge of the 
ballettes folowynge / one the answere to the iiif^ ballett made to the 
godes of lone / and other of JoNAS and other TYB will playe the 
Tome boye and other agaynste Brulnlckcrs j and other of the noiighty 
vse of swerynge / an other how the worlde ys well amended quod 

kttle Jack of lente 8fc ij' 

I. 205 



[87l» 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j. cawo«d.|R;^^L. ^] 



T Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Co[l]well for his lycense for pryntinge the 
tnesuryng of landes iiy* 



T ColweU 



Recevyd of Thomas ColweU for his lycense for pryntinge of iij 
ballettes the one intituled stumble at a straw and Upe over a hhck / 
an other the Repentaunce shewed by the prodigall chylde / an other 
of SERODes persecution Sfc I xy* 



W greffethe Recevyd of William grefFethe for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 



ballett intituled the gracious gyfte that GOD Bed gyve 



iiiii 



lUJ 



T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a playe 



intituled Byggon of Bedlam 8fc 



iiij* 



henry Sutton Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of Taverner.'s 
postellva.4i° . . . . . . . [no sum stated^ 



Saas KTNOE- 

STON 



Recevyd of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke of master Doctour harycok sometyme pry our of saynt 
augustyens fryer[y] in Norwyche ..... iiij* 



John kynoe- 

SIOH 



Recevyd of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
miiivledi. the boke of Retoryke . . . . . . viij* 



John Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the boke of wysedome by Peter Tye 
I. 206 



uy" 



[ifjuHr]^"""^' 22 July 1562— 22 July 1563. 88] 



WUliam greffeth Recevyd of 'William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
ballett intituled whan and then iiijd 



T marBhe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the boke ofnobelite iiijd 



Thomas marshe Recevj'd of Tho[mas] marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the myrror of magestrates ..... iiu* 



hengh shyji- Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
^ *'"'' intituled the manuell in hande and harte . .' . . iiij* 



hengh shyn- Recevyd of. heugh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



^ ^ "^ ballett agaynste vserers 



iiy* 



Eowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the iiij'^ movages of JOHN SLTDON . . . xy* 



John Aide Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke intituled 
the brefe postyll viij* 



A Laeye Recevyd of Alexandre lace for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled Byves FEAGMATlcm very pretye for cheldren 8fc / iiij* 



master loble Recevyd of master loble for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the sermonde in the wall there vnto annexed the common 
places of rATKYK hamylton . . . . . . iig* 

I. 207 



[88<» 



22 July 1562—22 July 1 563 J. cawooi^E. h^„. j ] 



T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense [for] pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled leave of your swerynge 



uy" 



ffiraunces godlyfe Recevyd of flfraunces godlyfe for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a Warnynge to Englonde herein to aduaunce hy the Cruell 



tyranny of the GuYSE late of Ffraunce 



iiy 



id 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke in 

laten pervsed by my lorde of London intituled Amiotationes petri 
GARTERi in romam librmn Setoni ..... 



iiij* 



T marshe Eecevyd of Thomas marshe of his lycense for pryntinge of the ij'*' 



parte of [^the'] myrror of magestrates 



mj" 



master Serys Recevyd of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the burnynge of Poicles made by the besshop of 
Dur[h]am yj^ 



A lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntiage of a 



boke intituled the xx orders of Callettes or Drabbys 



iiij* 



Eaufe newbery Recevyd of Raufe newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
Certayne egloges Ephitaphes and Sonattes wryten by barnabe 



GOOGE 



yj 



a 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled JUSTYN in englesshe 

I. 208 



xij* 



[(R'narison. [j. cawood. 22 Julv 1562 — 22 Julv 1563. 



89] 



master Wally Recevyd of master wally for Ms lycense for pryntinge of the lateny 

• T -1 ••••J 



evy 
in welshe 



lUj" 



Edwarde Sutton Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled an answere to the examy nation that ys sayde to haue bene made 
of one named John Bepoltrott Callynge hym selfe the lorde of 
Merye vpon the Beathe of the late Buke of GUTSE . . iiy* 



Thomas Colwen Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the lamentable history of the prynnce OEdtpvs 



8{cl 



VHJ" 



A Lacye / Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

commendation of museke and a confutation of them which Bynprayse the 
same .......... iiij* 

John Tysdayle Recevj'd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
lamentation of the ladye jANE made sayinge my fathers proclatnation 
now I muste lose my hed ....... iiij* 

w greffeth Recevyd of "William gp-effeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

of the great mysfortune lately Bonne on the seeas where teas loste syr 

Thomas fynshe and Byvers gentlemen with other moo / . iiij* 

[Stow gives the following account of this catastrophe :^ 

"Also the same day [the 9th June 1563] landed there [i.e. at Havre] Edward 
Eandoll, appointed to be knight Marshall. For you must vnderstaud that sir Adrian 
Poini'ivjs bemg knight Marshall, vjwn his retume into England went not backe againe : 
and then was sir Tfoonucs Finch of Kent appointed to go oner to supply the roomth of 
knight Marshall, who making his prouision readie, sent ouer his orother Erasmus 
Finch to haue charge of his band, and his kinseman T/wmas Finch to be prouost 
marshall, whilest he staying till he had euery thing in a readinesse to passe ouer 
himselfe, at length embarqued in one of the Queenes sliippes, called the Greyhouiul, 
haumg there aboorde with him besides three score and sixe of his owne retinue, foure 
and fortie other Gentlemen, two of them being brethren to the Lord Wentworth, to 
wit, lames Wentioorth, and lohn Wentwwth, with diuerse others, who in the whole 
(accomptiug the mariners) amounted to the number of two Jiundred persons and 
vpwara : and as they were on the further coast towards Newhauen [Havre], they were 
by contrarie wmd and foule weather diiuen backe againe toward the coast of England, 
and plymg towards Rie, they forced the captaine of the shippe a very good seaman, 
named William Malme, and also the maister and maiiners to thrust into the hauen 
before the tyde, and so they all perished, seuen of the meaner sort onely excepted, 
whereof three dyed shortly after tliey came on land. After this mischaunce Edmond 
Kandoll was appointed knight Marshall." p. 1108, Ed. 1600.] 



Eowlandehall Recevyd of Eowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled morritio Befromon actorysshed by my lorde of 



London . 

A Transcript ^c. 



27 



iiij* 
I. 209 



[89t> 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. 



J. Oawood, 



fM. LoWe. -] 

iJ R. Harison. } I 

CJ. Judaon. \ J 



master Serys Recevyd of master Serys for his lycense for pryntlnge of a boke 
intituled Certayn noble storyes contaynynge Rare and Worthy 
matter 8fc I 



iiij* 



george Bucke Recevyd of george Bucke for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 
intituled the historye of leonerde Arytine consernynge the warrys be 
twene the imperyalles and the goothes .... viij* 



John cherlewood Recevyd of John Cherlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled whan yonge Powlis steple olde Powlies steples 
chylde ^c / iiij* 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
in[ti]tuled the fyrstc and cheffe groimdes of the archetedura for 
paynting or buyldyng vj^ 



T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense of prjoitinge of these 

ballettes folowynge / one of husbondes and suche husbondry / as Townex 
and Countryes Bayly Both Byserye / and other of the godly and 
constante wyse S us ANNA / and other oi cheldryns thoughtes / eLud other 
byrche and grene hollye / and other of loue / and other a songe of 
my lorde CoutrSTENAY and an other of [a] mayde / and other of the 
lamentation of lady Jane / and an other of TOM TYLER iij' 



Bowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlande hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a somme or hreafc collection of holy sygnes of sacrajices and 
sacramentes instituted of GOB even sens the begynnynge of the Worlde 
and of the Tru originall of the sacrajices of the masse . vj* 

I. 210 



[ I ?&r}^' °*™^- ^^ ^^^y 1 562—22 July 1 563. 



90] 



W Coplande Eecevyd of William Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 



boke intituled the introduction to knowledge 



iiij* 



T Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the Daperest Country man that came to the Couurte 



to iDooy 



uy* 



T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the Dyscriptioti of Terra FMryda S^e / 



iiij" 



Eycharde lante Recevyd of Rycharde lante for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled an example tofolowe Wher in we maye all see / a 



synner Cry Callynge to GOB for his msrcy 8fc / 



mj« 



I haryson Recevyd of Incas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of Dygges 



pronostication and his Tyctonycon 



xy" 



gyles godhed Recevyd of gyles godhed for the Copyes as foloweth 

An ahstracte of the geneolege and Bace of all the kynges of Englonde 
frome thefloude of NOE vnto BRUTE 

The pycture of the prynce of CONDEE 

The Carde of London 

The pycture of the Devell and the pope 

I. 211 



[ 90 1> 22 July 1 562—22 July 1563. j. o.w«d.5 f^n. , ] 

The geneolige or lyne of our smyour CHRI8TE as touchynge his 
humanyte frome NOEE to Bavyd 

The py dure ofkynge Henry the eiyoete 

The mappe of Englonde and Skotlande 

The story of the emporours 

The story of the iij cheldren 

The pycture of kynge EDDWASBE ye VJ 

The pycture of quene Elysabeth 
[An undated Portrait of Queen Elizabeth, evidently printed in England, but without 
u name of engraver, printer, or author of the few hues oeneath it ; is reprinted by Mr 

^ ' HuTH in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 52, Ed. 1867.] 

The Tenne Commandementes 

The Confyrmation of the olde testament 

The Creation of the Worlde 

The heavenly veryte 

The pycture of PA ULE the appostell 

The pycture of Saloman the wyse 

The pycture of [thel kyng of Swathlande 

The [a]natyme of the inwarde partis of man and Woman 

The instruction of a teryfaythfuU man 
I. 212 



r H.Loble. ) 

( £. Harison. ^-J 
L ) J. Judson. ) 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. 



91] 



The Byscryption of the howse of an harlott 



The Armes of Englonde 



The example of Justice 



The pycture of Charyte 



The Rememberaunce to Dye 



Thefygure of Tru Religion 



The pycture of Tru Sohryete z* 

[In all, twenty-seven articles ; charged for, on the average, at about 4jd. each.] 



grreffeth Thes was Recevyd of william grefifeth for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled a goodly gallyrye tcith a mooste pleasaunte prospecte 
into the garden of naturall contemplation to he holde all the naturall 
Causes ofkynde ofstarres vj* 



J charlewod Recevyd of John Charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled beholdyng bothe the stay and state of man kynde iiij^ 



John Tysdayle Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Defense of Women made agaynste ' the schole house of 
Women ' ^c / . . . . . . . . vj* 

I. 213 



[91 1» 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. 



}. Oa-wood. 



(«.. Loble. -| 
i R. Hariaan. ) 
CJ. Judson. I J 



John Tysdayie Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



ex[]i\ortinge all christians to amendement of levynge 



iiij* 



John Tysdayle Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of a mery 
Ryme Consernynge butchers graysers schole maisters and tankerde 
bearers 8fc iijj* 



John Tyadayle Recevyd of John Tysdayle for his lycense for pryntinge of ij baUettes 
the one intituled Tsojf will haue BESSE and BESSE will haue 
TUOM I and the other of a mayde forsakynge hyr lover to mary with 



a servyngman 



Tiy" 



J Charlewod Recevyd of John Charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of iilj'"' 
baUettes the one Declarynge how evcll we do kepe the Lordes tennc 
commandementes / and other of a man that his xcyfe ys master / an 
other sheicynge hoio that the worUe ys the lenger t/ie worse an other 
as I me walked my sel/e all a lone rvj 



i< 



Eowlande hall Recevyd of Rowlands hall for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a poosye [i. e. a posy] in forme of tisyon agaynste wytche 
Crafte and Sosyrye in myter by John hall . . . iiy* 



Thomas marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for prjTitinge of a boke 
intituled Jtyght godly Rules how all Devoute and vertious people oughte 
to oceupye and exercyse them selves Sfc . . . . ^' 



J Awdelaye Recevyd of John Awdelaye for his lycense for pryntinge of the 



Ephitaphe of master VERON 



uy" 



I. 214 



f- JUL Loble 'i -, 

^ I R. H^«jn j J. cawood. 22 Julj 1 562—22 July 1 563. 



92] 



J awdelaye / Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled VOLCON and VENUS 



iiy" 



H ROOHE- 

FORTHE ; 



Recevyd of henry Rocheforth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

Certayne medecyne for the plage . . . . . iiij* 

[This is the first registered publication having reference to the plague which was 
now being imported into London by the Englishmen who had been employed in the 
defence of Havre ; which city was smxendered to the French on the 31st July 1573.] 



h Sutton Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the hrefe Dyxcyonary ...... iiy* 



h Sutton Recevyd of henry Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the boke of medycyne ...... iiij* 



J aide / Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the prayse and commendation of the viage of master 



iiy" 



STVKLAY 

[Written by Robert Seall. It is entitled A commendation of the adventerus 
viof/e of the worthy Captain, M. THOMAS STUTELY Esquyer and others towards 
the land called Terra Florida. Aide's colophon is without a date. It is reprinted by Mr 
Collier in Old Ballads, p. 73, Ed. 1840 ; from a copy now in Mr Chkistie-Miller's 
Collection at BritwelL] 



J aide / Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled a Couragious exetation [? exhortation^ to the englesshe 



men 



UjJ 



id 



w greffethe Recevyd of William greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled Perymus and Thesbye 



xay 



Master loble Recevyd of master loble for his lycense for pryntinge of a Certayne 
Remydes agaynste the plage stranslated out of the laten tounge 
practised by leonerde facious ..... iiij* 



I. 215 



V 



[ 92 ft 22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j.cawood jlngon. ,] 

Vtsnt^ for Ur^iaftwttfle of 
flooUr otlrer$ 

' 1 as fololiictH 



arthnre pepwell Recevyd of arthure pepwell for his fyne for that he Ded kepe an 
apprentice which was Robothums .... y* 

gamtd DewM Recevyd of garrad Dewes for his fyne for Recevynge of a prentice 
which was fEraunces Coldoke and Thomas bryghtwell to serve the 
Rest of his yeres with the sayde garrard Dewes . . x» 



William Jones Recevyd of William Jonnes for his fyne for sellynge of 

NOSTRADAMUS iij* iiij^ 

[Whatever was the occasion why no less than twenty members of the Company 
were fined merely for selling Powell's edition of one of Michael Nostradamus' works ; 
it enables us to identify each of them as a Bookseller.] 

Thomas Cadman Recevyd of Thomas Cadman for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij* iiij^ 

J haryson Recevyd of John haryson for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij' iiij* 

W powell Recevyd of William Powell for his fyne for pryntinge and 

sellynge of NOSTRADAMUS .... ij* ^* 

[It is noticeable that the printer is fined less than several of those who apparently 
merely sold the book.] 

garrad Dewei Recevyd of garrard dewes for his fyne for for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij" iiij* 

w loble Recevyd of William loble for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij* iiy* 

Bycharde harvy Recevyd of Bycharde harvye for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iy« iiij* 

I. 216 



r , k-hS^h. Jj. cawood. 22 July 1 562—22 July 1 563. 93 ] 

T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne for selljTige of 

NOSTRADAMUS . . . . . . iij" iiy* 

w Pekerynge Recevyd of william pekerynge for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij' iiij* 

Peter frynshe Recevyd of Peter frynshe for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iiij* 

w marten Recevyd of William marten for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iiij* 

Jerome glover Recevyd of Jerome glover for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS xij* 

T rnarshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS iij= iiij'* 

J hynde Recevyd of John hynde for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRAMADUS xij^ 

w greffeth Recevyd of w greflfeth for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS xij^ 

T hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne for he mysvsed hym selfe 

in vn Curtiss langyshe vnto william pekerynge . ij' viij* 

T Cadman Recevyd of Thomas Cadman for his fyne for gyvinge of John hynde 

vnsemely wordes ....... ij' vj* 

J hynde Recevyd of John hynde for his fyne for gyvyng of Thomas Cadman 

vnsemely wordes . . . . . . . ij' vj'^ 

[Both quarrellers in this instance are equally fined.] 

w sheparde Recevyd of Wylliam sheparde for sellynge of of 
NOSTRADAMUS x^* 

A Transcript ^c. 28 I- 217 



[ 93 1> 22 July 1 562—22 July 1 563. j. cawood [f^- } ] 

T skerewe Recevyd of Thomas skerow for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS xvj« 

Edmonde hallye Recevyd of Edmonde bally for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS ...... xij* 

J klda Recevyd of John aide for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS xij« 

Baufe newbery Recevyd of Raufe newbery for his fyne for sellynge of 
NOSTRADAMUS y- 

shyngleton Recevyd of heugh shyngleton for his fyne for spekynge vnsemely 

wordes before [the] masters ..... iiy* 

[i. e. the Master and Wardens, as below.] 

W Powell Recevyd of William powell for his fyne for that he Called Thomas 

Cadman knave ij' yj^ 

[Had Cadman anytliing to do with the infliction of the above twenty fines in 
connection with PoweU's efition of NOSTRADAMUS ?] 

X Cadman Recevyd of Thomas Cadman for his fyne for that he Ded Dysobey the 

Wardens commandement . . . . . . ij* 

n Cleston Recevyd of nycholas Cleston for his fyne for that he Called Conrad 

myller Drunkerd in the presens of the master and wardyns iiij"* 

£ Cater Recevyd of Edwarde Cater for his fyne for that he broke the quarter 
Daye vy* 

ff godlyfe Recevyd of fi^annces godlyfe for the hyryinge of the hall at his 
maryage v' 



I. 218 



r M, Loble. ^ -, , 

|^jR.Hari^n.jj cawood. 22 Julj 1562—22 Julj 1563. 



94] 



ffov ntaftsitfle of fremen 



jis mobKtfi/ // 



w burdon Eecevyd of William Burdon for his admyttinge Brother of this howse 



the vij Daye of septembre Anno 1562 



ij8 yjd 



w Cossene Recevyd of William Cossene for his admytting Brother of this howse 



the vij of novembre Anno 1562 . 



ijB vj* 



greffen Eussell Recevyd of greffen Russell for his admytting brother of this howse 



the vij of novembre Amw 1562 . 



ij8 vj* 



Jacobe Dnpuys Eecevyd of Jacobe depuys for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the xix Daye of novembre anno 1562 . . . . v" 



w Williamson Eecevyd of William Wylliamson for his admyttynge Brother of 
this howse the xix Daye of novembre anno 1562 . . ij' vj'* 



James lymeles Eecevyd of James Ijrmeles for his admytting brother of this howse 



the xxvj Daye of Decembre anno 1562 



ij' yj* 



w Custody Eecevyd of William Custodye for his admyttinge Brother of this 

howse the xxvj Daye of Decembre Anno 1562 



ijs vjd 



henry weUhe / Eecevyd of henry Welshe for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the xxvj Daye of Decembre aiino 1562 . . [no sum stated] 

I. 219 



[94fi 



T marshe 



22 July 1562—22 July 1563. j. <'™<»^ |f |°^»- |] 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for hys fyne for that he boughte the 
Eeste of the yeres which Alexandre lacye had by vertu of a payre of 
Indentures of one Roberto Dowsynge ... y» 



Adam Croke Recevyd of Wylliam Croke which was the bequeste and gyfte of 
Adam Croke late Deceassed in full payment of xl' . xx* 



wc[r]oke Recevyd of William Croke for his charges at his makynge 

fre of this Companye the xx Daye of Januarij Anno 1562 



[«. e. 1563] . 



xiij» iiy* 



bans [van] ledowle Recevyd of bans van ledowle for his admyttynge brother 
of this howse the x'^ Daye of februarij anno 1562 



[i. e. 1563] 



ij. -vjd 



Bycharde clement Recevyd of Rycharde clement for his charges for his makynge 
fre of this companye the xxiiij Daye of ffebruarij anno 



1562 [«. e. 1563] , 



iy» uy" 



leonerd adryanson Recevyd of leonerde adryanson for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xxv Daye of februarij anno 1562 [i. e. 1563] ij' vj* 



WUliam medo / Recevyd of William medoo for his charges at his makynge fre of 
this Companye the xx^ Daye of marche Anno 1563 . iij* iiij* 



Dyrek van ledowle Recevyd of Dyryk van ledowle for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the iij*** Daye of aprill Anno 1563 



ij' vj^ 



fdhn Breade Recevyd [of] John breade for his charges at his makynge fre of this 

Company the xviij Daye of maye .4n«o 1563 . . ij' vj* 



I. 220 



r , K. j^n. Jj. cawood. 22 Julj 1562—22 July 1 563. 95 ] 



n^ folotoctH 

taittH Utntt^ 

Recevyd of humfEre Toye and John Daye Renters of the Companye of 
Stacioners for one hole yere endynge at the feaste of the Anuntion 
of the blessed virgin mary [25 March] Anno 1563 xy viij* 

Recevyd more of the sayde Renters of [ajrereriges vij' 

Recevyd of mistress haryson whan the company was at the sermon 

in Rewarde ....... x' 

[Evidently the gift of Bichard Haryson's widow to the Company when they 
attended Church on the occasion of his funeral. Haryson was ahve on the 22nd 
January 1563, see his signature at^. 192.] 



Utntts 



Utntt^ 



Recevyd of master poynt for one hole yere yeres Rent Due at 
our lady Daye last paste [25 March 1563] iy'' xij* 

Recevyd of master Cawod and master Jugge for the Rente of a 
chambre which thay haue of thes howse for one hole yeres Rent 
Due at the feaste of the Anuntition of our ladye [25 March 
1563] xx« 

Recevyd of master Wally for the Rente of one chambre which 
he hath of thes howse for one hole yeres Rent Due at the feaste 
of the Anuntition of our ladye [25 March 1563] xx' 

Recevyd of ffraunoes godlyfe for the Rente of a Rome which he 
hath of this howse for halfe yeres Rent Due at the nativite of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June 1563] . . -yj' viij* 

Recevyd also of the master assestauntes and other of the Companye 

as apperethe by the Clerkes booke parteculerly towardes the 

fomyture of vj men sente to Newe Heaven [Havre de Grace] the 

X Daye of auguste [1562] .... xxiiij'' viij* \rj* 

[Here is another evidence of the increasing number of subsidiary books of first 
entries being kept by the Officers of the Company. It also confirms the evidence at 
I). 109, that there was at tliis time a Clerk of the Company, as well as the Beadle.] 

I. 221 



[ 95 ft 22 July 1 562— 22 July 1 563. j. oawo«d. JKHaSL. , ] 



httt afler injBiurthe all 
outfit pa^mtntt^ as tht 
SaifHe waster ItMt aitlr 
waster ftargsoit hatfi lagJie 

otttc ssctts tftc jr^tf DAve of 3lul» Anno 1302 iinto 
the mi 2l.t»( of 3JttlM Anno 1363 / tufticfi us *» 
tftc sjiacc of owe ftolc were / 



[2%rce entries omitted.] 



Payde to John flfayrebeme for his hole yeres Wages Due at our ladye 
Daye Last past [25 March 1563] . . . . xl» 



[Two entries omitted.] 



Payde to Edwarde Cater for velome to wryte the Constitutiom 
[of the Company] in x* 



Payde for Red ynke . . ... . . . xy"* 

I. 222 



[|R,^^«>n. jj. oawood. 22 Julj 1 562— 22 July 1 563. 96 ] 



Payde for the wrytinge of all the ordenaunces into the boke fayre 

Wreten ....... xxvj" viij* 

[This ' Book of Ordinances or Constitutions ' is now lost] 

Payde for a kaye for the buttre Dore . xij* 

Item allowed towardes the charges of the Denner as yt apperyth in 
our ordennaunces ..... v" 

Payd for harnys and other munycion for the fornyture of 
the sayd vj men sente fourth to New Haven \_Hdvre de Grace] 
the X Daye of auguste and as yt Doth appere by the clerkes boke 

particulerly ...... xxiij" vij' ix* 

[So that the ' Clerk's Book' was an account of payments as well as of receipts.] 



Also we mychell loble and Rycharde haryson which Rycharde haryson 
Deceassed in his tyme beynge "Warden and in his stede was chosen 
John Judson to serve the Reste of his yere / haue Delyvered for 
the yere paste vnto the new Wardens for the yere ensuinge anno 
1563 Rycharde Jugge and Roger Irelonde all suche implementes in 
the howse or belongynge to the howse as yt Dothe appere by a payre 
of Inventoryes indented wherof the one Remaneth in the cheste with 

iij lockes and the other with the Wardens afore named 

[These, now separate, annual Inventories with the ' Clerk's Book ' testify to the 
increasing impoilanee and variety of the Company's transactions : smaller matters being 
more and more omitted from these Wardens' Accounts as time goes on.] 



A salte [cellar] all gylte withoute a cover Wayinge ix oz DD [? and 
a half} of the gyfte of John Cawod 

A spone all gylte of the gyfte of mychell loble with his name 
inyt 

A spone of all gylte of the gyfte of the gyfte of Rycharde 

haryson 

[Or rather in his name, by his widow.] 



I. 223 



[96h 22 July 1562—22 July 1563. J.cawood5?.^°^to„.,"l 



A Dyaper table clothe of Damaske worke with letters of his name 

and of hyrs contenyninge in lengh and in breath 

so many elles 
[The donors' names are not given in the text.] 



A grene Carpytt clothe for the longe table in the hall contenynge so 

many yardes of the gyfte of Dyvers of the masters Wyffes 
[By ' Masters ', we must miderstand the present and all past Masters and Wardens ; 

including all the names on this page, with the exception, probably, of Irelond. 
The word ' Masters' is used in this sense at^. 218.] 



All these foresayde implementes appertanyng or belongynge to the 

howse with the some of monye of mychell loble and 

Rycharde haryson "Wardens for the yere paste have Delyvered to 
Eycharde Jugge and Roger Irelonde Wardens for this present yere 
Anno 1563 in the presens of master Waye master of the Companye 
master Wolfe master kevall master Cawod master Duxsell and 
master Jndson master Serys and master Tottle &c / the ij*' Daye 
of auguste anno prcedicto 

hy me Ryckavd Jugge 
hy me Rogcv ycvlond 



pervsed and audytted by master Wolfe and master kevall 

hy me RegmaMe Wolff 
by me stcuen keuttl 



I. 224 



[jRH^nJj.cawood. 22 Julj 1562— 22 Julj 1563. 97] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



A Transcript ^c. 29 I. 225 



[ 97 1> 22 July 1 562— 22 July 1563. J. cawood j r^hSL. .] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



I. 226 



[t: 



R. Jugge. ) 
Irelond. ^ 



K. Way. 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



98] 



maUc fig master 3lu0se 
anlr m;*ster Slerlon&e 
3ilari)ren$ of tfte Com= 

pm\»e of StacM>ner!5 of all mxchc sommcs 
of titouMC as liatftc wmme to tfie»te fianlrc$ 
from the ^pj Sit»c of Sulij anno 1563 tmto 

tftC m BavC of SltlM anno 1564 UjJltdl JIJS 

J>» tlic sjiairc of one hole jiere n» folotoctlie 

Utttptt^ for vreswttnfle 
of pvtntitt^ 

n» folobctft 



John Tysdayle 



[It will be observed that hardly any apprentices were bound this year ; and particularly 
before the feast of the Purification of the Virgin, the 2nd Februaiy 1564. This was 
on account of the plague till then raging in London ; seep. 231.] 
Henry Conyars the sonne of george Conyars late of myche 

Walton in ye Countye of essex yeoman Deceassed hath put hym 

self apprentice to John Tysdayle Cytizen and Stacioner of London 

from the feaste of saynt John bapteste [24 June] anno 1563 nyne 



yeres 



Vjo 



Symonde Coston 



Stephen pele the sonne of Stephen pele the elder of attelburneli, 
in the Countye of Saloppe husboundman hath put hym self 
apprentice to Symonde Coston Cytizen and stacioner of LondcSn / 
from the feaste of all sayntes [1 November] anno 1563 Seaven 



yeres 



n 



id 



John hynde / 



Wyllyam holmes the sonne of Roger holmes Late of hayles in 
the Countye of Saloppe gent Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentice to John hynde Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the puryfication of the virgen marye anno 1563 



[2 February 1564] Seaven yeres 



yj" 



Eycharde Waye / Albon Crosse the sonne of Thomas Ceosse of saynte albons in the 
County of harfford yeoman hath put hym self apprentice to 
Eycharde Waye Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1563 vij yeres vj'' 

I. 227 



i 



[98ii 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



E. Way. 



j R. IiSond. J 



Thomas pnrfoote Thomas Cutler the sonne of nycholas Outtlek of Laxton in the 
Countye of Essex Tanner hath put hym self apprentice to thomas 
purfoote Cytizen and Stacioner of London ffrom the feaste of saynt 
mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1563 Seaven 
yeres vj* 



Thomas Sozsell Angell Daye the sonne of Thomas daye of London parysshe clerke 
hath put hym self apprentice to Thomas Duxsell Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London from the feaste of the byrth of our Lorde 
god [25 December] 1563 Twelve yeres &c . . . vj* 



Thomas marsh* nycholas Redjmge the sonne of gylbard Redynge of Darton in the 
Countye of yorke yeoman hath put hym self apprentice to Thomas 
marche Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste 
of the byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] 1563 Eighte 



yeres 



Yji 



JohnWallye/ John growpall Alias Lumberde the yonger the sonne of John 

GROWPALL Alias Lumberde Late of Exceter Stacioner deceassed 

hath put hym self apprentice to John Wallye Cytizen and Stacioner 

of London from the feaste of the byrth of our Lorde god 

[25 December] 1563 Seaven yeres . . . . yj* 

[Note, a Stationer residing at Exeter anterior to 25th December 1563.] 



John hynde Charlye Cowper the sonne of John Cowper of London clothworker 

hath put put hym self apprentice to John hynde Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication of the virgen 
mary 1563 [2 February 1564] eighte yeres . . . ^* 

I. 228 



[t;£3?^d.!«-^''y- 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



99] 



garrad dewes John Ellirye the sonne of Peter Ellyrye of wyndermarre in the 
Countye of Westmirlonde husboundman hath put hym self 
apprentice to garrad dewes Cytizen and Stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the puryfication of the virgen mary 1563 [2 Febniary 
1564] Tenne yeres vj* 



jolm hynde / John haryson the sonne of Robert haryson Late of London Dyer 
deceassed hath put hym self apprentice to John hynde Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London / from the feaste of the Anuntition of the 
virgen mary [25 March] 1564 Tenne yeres . . . vj 



id 



Eoberte Bulon Henry Wynterbume the sonne of John Wynterburne of 
Whei.dryke in the County of yorke husboundman hath put hym 
self apprentice to Roberte Dulon Cytizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of Easter [March or April] 1564 Eighte yeres vj* 



hnmffray Toye Edwarde Agas the sonne of Roberte Agas Late of Stokenaylonde 
in the Countye of suffoi.ke yeoman deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentice to humffrey Toye Cj^tizen and stacioner of London from 



the feaste of Easter [March or April] 1564 nyne yeres 



YJ" 



Thomas colwell Lawrence Ballarde the sonne of John ballarde Late of cheddynge 

Lee in the Countye of essex husbondman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentice to Thomas Colwell Cytizen and Stacioner of 
London from the feaste of saynte John bapteste [24 June] 1564 
twelve yeres ......... vj* 



John Wailye / Wyllyam Smarte the sonne of lewes smarte Late of "Warwyke 
yeoman hath put hym self apprentice to John Wally Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London from the feaste of John baptest [24 June] 1564 
Tenne yeres vj* 

I. 229 



[9911 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



Ji^-yJiiS^iSd.] 



f arrad Sewu Thomas parker the sonne of John parker Late of Wilnolle in the 
County of Stafforde yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self an 
apprentice to garrad Dewes Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1564 nyne 



yeres 



TQ 



id 



John clerke Wylliam Clarke the sonne of Eycharde clerke Late of 

Whyssondyxe in the County of Ruitlande husbondman Deceassed 
hath put hym self apprentice to John clerke Cytizen and Stacioner 
of London from the feaste of saynte John baptest [24 June] 1564 



seaven yeres 



V]" 



Alexandre lacye / Wylliam bartlay the sonne of John bartlay of the Towne of 
Worce[s]ter yeoman hath put hym self apprentice to Alexandre 
lacye Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt John 



baptest [24 June] 1564 tenne yeres 



yj" 



garrad Dewes Ryeharde man the sonne of henry man Late of Lucker in the 
County of NORXHUMBERLANnE husboTmdman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentice to garrad Dewes Cytizen and Stacioner of 
London from the feaste of John bapteste [24 June] 1564 Tenne 



yeres 



V]" 



Eoger Jerlonde Wylliam newman the sonne of anthony newman Late of the Towne 
of Calis yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self apprenties to Roger 
Jerlande Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt 
John baptest [24 June] 1564 twelve yeres . . . \j* 



I. 230 



[l:£E>-^ay- 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



100] 



for rotfifes 

[The publications of the following six or nine months— both as to tone and subject 
— must be associated with the plague imported from H&vre, which was then raging in 
London and the outlying parishes ; in which, Stow states, 20,130 persons died in the 
course of the year 1563. 

The following notes by him will help us to understand the position of affairs. 

Forasmuch as the plague of pestilence was so hot in the citie of London, there was 
no Terme kept at Michaelmasse : to be short, the poore Citizens of London, were this 
yeere plagued with a three-fold plague, pestilence, scarcitie of money, and dearth of 
victuals : the miserie whereof were too lon^ heere to write, no d.oubt the poore 
remember it, the rich by flight in the countries made shift for themselues. p. 1,112, 
Ed. 1600. 

For that the plague was not fuUy ceased in London, HUlarie Terme [24 January — 12 
February 1564] was kept at Hertford castell besides Ware. p. 1,113, td^m,. 

The plague (thanks be to God) being cleane ceased in London, both Easter [19 April 
—15 May 1564] and Midsommer [7—28 June 1564] Terme were kept at West- 
minster, idem.] 

Recevyd of master Serys for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled onosandro platonico of the generall Captayne and of his 
office translated oute of greke into the Italion by fabio Cotta and so 
into englesshe by peter whytehorne .... iiij^ 

William greffeth Recevyd of William g^effeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the shewyng what mysfortune happened by the 
desposicion of the pianettes namely in saynt martens parryshe nere 



master Seryg 



charynge Crosse ........ 

[The Clerk has in this case added the Imprint to the Title,] 



iiy" 



HEDOH FLEMYKOB Eecovyd of HEUGH FLEMYNGE for his lysence for pryntinge of a 
presemtyue for the plage with also a medycenefor the same allowed by 



the Counsell 



^J" 



[This is the first reference to the Queen's Council of State in the Registers.] 

John ktsgeston Recevyd of John kyngeston for his lysence for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a shorte Byaloge agaynste the plage made by master 

BULLEN iiij* 

Recevyd of Rowlande [Hall] for his lysence for pryntinge of a 
spretuall preserviturc for the plage and also for the sowlc made by 
master Doctour Rychardson ...... iiij* 

Recevyd of John cherlewood for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled ye vanite of this worlde and the felycite of the worlde to 
come iiij* 

Recevyd of John Cherlewod for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Wysdome Wolde I wyshc to hatie . . . iiij* 

I. 231 



Bowlande hall 



John cherlewod 



John cherlewod 



[ 100 ft 22 July 1563—22 July 1 564. e. w.y. 1 1; JXk ] 



Alexandre lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lysence for piyntinge of a forme 
of medi/tion very meyte to be dayly tsed of husholders . . iiij* 



William greffeth Eecevyd of 'William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
comfortable Drynke or medysen for the plage or pestelence to be taken 
and vsed at all tymes ....... iiy* 



William coplande Recevyd of William Coplande for his lysence for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the lamentation of an olde man for maryinge of a yonge 
mayde iiij* 



Thomas Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled tlie boke of knowledge of thynges vnknowen appertaynynge to 
astronymey iiij* 



Thomas colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lysence for pryntinge of a baUett 

intituled Wysedome Wolde I Wyshc to haw . . . iiij* 
[See another edition of this, on the previous page.] 



Thomas colweU Recevyde of Thomas Colwell for his lysence for pryntinge of 
[a] ballett intituled WyMe Wantonnes take Warnynge by 
JoSEFHEUS 8fc I iiy* 



John Awdelay Recevyd of John Awdlay for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 
iatitvled a Dreadefull Dreame of rserye , . . . iiy* 



John Awdelay Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 
mtit}Aedi a gaymte the sounde fear of fatall Death . . iiij* 
I. 232 



[ I: ilia I » ^-r- 22 July 1 563—22 July 1 564. 101 ] 



Thomas purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lysence for pryntinge of a 
psalme of qui habitat ....... iiij* 



master Wallye Recevyd of master Wallye for his lysence for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication ot o{ JoHJi! S:Ecvjaa . . iiij* 



Rychakde sEKiL ReceTyd of Eycharde serlle for his lysence for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of master William 

CONYNGHAM . . . vly* 



Thomas marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lysence for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of master henry 
Low / viij* 



Alexandre lacye Eecevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lysence for pryntinge of 
ij ballettes the one intituled A Lamentation shoicrjnge the Cause 
of the Me plage / The other intituled ascrybynge [? describing'] 
the manner of the Rogges SfC viij^ 



John cherlewood Recevyd of John Cherlewood for his lysence for pryntinge of 
the Tenne commandementes of almyghty GOB / an other shorte treatis 
in tyme of saynt heughes 8j-c / a ballett Reprovynge all Reball 
[i. e. ribald^ sonnges xij* 



Abraham VELB ■ Recevyd [of] Abraham vele for his lysence for pryntinge of 
an almanack and pronostication of master bullens '. . viij* 



John aide/ Recevyd of John Aide for his lysence for pryntinge of ij 
ballettes viij* 



James Robo- Recevyd of James Robothtjm for his lysence for pryntinge of 
''""' a pronostication of master Victorytjs Scousfylde . . iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. 30 I- 233 



[lOlli 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



''•'^•y-li/iXd. ] 



John chariewod Eecevyd of John cherlewod for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the pathe waye vnto the holy scriptures icith a compendious 
introduction or freface vnto the epistk to the Romans . iiij* 



Thomas Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lysence for pryntinge of a 
ballett intitiiled the Epytaphe of the Deathe of the Worthye prynces 



MARGRETE late Buches of NORFOLKE 



uij" 



Rtciiarde 

SERLLE 



Recevyd of Rycharde scerlle for his lysense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled an a Diohge hetwexte the experyence and a Couurtiour of 
the myserahk eastate of the worlde ..... ii^ 



id 



Rycharde 

SERLLE 



Recevyd of Rycharde serlle for his lysence for pryntinge of an 
exposition exhortive sett furth in grcke without medytation by 
agapetus menestee of the moost holy and greate churche of 
GOD and now stranslated moost truly out of greke into englesshe 

by THOMAS WHYTE liij* 



RvcuARDE SEBLE Rccevyd of Rychard serlle for his lysence for pryntinge of [a] 
ballett intituled the prayse and Dysprayse of Women very fruthfull 



to the Well Byspoysed mynde . 



iiij* 



Alexandre lacy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lysence for pryntinge of iij 
ballettes the one intituled a dysputafiou bctwenc olde age and 
youglflhe the seconde leave of hetyme your Wycked trades / The 
thyrde tlte complaynte of an apprentice which Bayly iras 
shente ^-c xij 

I. 234 



\i 



[I:£rd.|^-^^y- 



22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 



102] 



A Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 

intituled a netce tragieall historye of too Lovers . . . iiij* 



A Lacy Kecevyd of Alexandre Lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled MAWKBNwas a Counttry mayde\_,'] moralysed . iiij* 



T coiweu Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the comphynte of a mayde in London Declarynge 

hyr trubbles to over pass [i. e. to exceed^ the [ap]pryntes /y/e[,] and 

affyrmyng the same by hyr vngentle Rewardes 
[See a Reply to this, below.] 



iiij* 



J cheriewood Recevyd of John" Cherlewood for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
of serten godly prayers of Lady Janes ^c . 



iiij* 



R SERLLE Recevyd of Rychaed serlle for his lysence for pryntinge of iij 

baUettes the fyrste intituled Sett thyne howse in order for thoiv 
shalte dye the ij"^^ the frutes of angrye fyttes the thyrde the Aged 



lover Menmvnceth love 



xy 



id 



A Lacye Recevyd of Alyxandre Lacy for his lysence for pryntinge of [a] 

ballett intituled the answere of the mistress agaynste the causeles 

complaynt of the [aplprentes and mayde sarvant . . . iiy* 
[Bee on opposite page and above.] 



T colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lysence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the prayse of Women .... iiij* 

I. 235 



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W gry^th Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lysence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled nowe mayste [thou'\ mourne poorc man ^-c iiij* 



T marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the hrevyare or breaf cronacle of eutrofious abrydgynge the 
acies of the Romaynes from the fyrst foundation of the Cytie of 
Rome ^c 



iiy* 



J wroHTB Recevyd of John "Wyghte for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the By all ofprynces Sfc y» 



J Aide / Recevyd of John Aide for his lysence for prynting of a boke intituled 

a treafesse contenynge serten medytations of tru and perfycte 
consolations Sfc ....... . iiij* 



J Aide/ Recevyd of John aide for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled the plage that kite was in London ^c 



iuj4 



A lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled blamynge Dame nature 



uy" 



W gry^th Recevyd of WiUiam gryfiyth for his lysence for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled HERGULIS and his ende 



uy" 



W gry£fytii Recevyd of William gryfiyth for his lysence for prjrntinge of [a] 

haHleti miitvUsidi of famye all in fansye .... 

I. 236 



iiij* 



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103] 



w gryffyth Recevyd of William gryffyth for his lysence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled all Rcball [ribaldl and vayne songes where of moehe 
hurte to yough Dayly Doth come Sfc .... iiij* 



w Bijffljfth Recevyd of William gryflfyth for his lysence for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the Byscryption of a trufrynde 8fc / 



xnf 



w gryfiyth Recevyd of William gryflEytli for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ha\iQtt miitvl&A. that fayre Wordes makes fooks fayne Sfc . iiij* 



J cheriewod Recevyd of John cherlewood for his lysence for pryntinge of ,ij 
ballettes betwene Death and youghte / an other of Ruffes and longe 



sieves 



vm" 



T colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled SAMPSOM the the story Doth shewe by DAZYDAfaklye he was 
ouer throwen 8fc . . 



iiij* 



T colweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballet 

intituled of a faythles Lover whose stonye harte his Carefull Dettes 
coulde not penytrat Sfc ...... . iiij* 



T colwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballet 

miibAeA. the prcme Rose in the grene forrest 8fc . . . iiij* 



henry Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a godly Learned sermon made this last lente at Wynsore by 



master Thomas Cole 

[This is the first entry of a contemporary sermon.] 



uy" 



[The following was entered at another time in the same year in a vacant space at 
the bottom of this page.] 

colweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 

intituled the Couurte note . . . . . • • iiy* 

I. 237 



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h Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lysence for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the petyfuU estate of the tyme present 



iiy" 



w gryfiyth Recevyd of william gryfiyth for his lysence for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled of lyngerynge Love 



uy" 



w gryffyth Recevyd of William gryflfyth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled Layde to gether with showelles . 



iiy* 



w gryifyth Recevyd of William gryffyth for his lysence for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled chosynge of love and lovely thynges 



iiij* 



w gryfiyth Recevyd of William gryfiyth for his his lycense for pryntinge of 



a ballett intituled buy Bromes huye . 



uy" 



w gryffyth Recevyd of William gryfiyth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a Defence of mylke maydes agaymte the terme 
of MA WKEN iiy 



id 



w gryfiyth Recevyd of William gryfiyth for his lysence for prjmtinge of a 

ballett intituled how tlie prowde Tyraunte HAMAND Was hanged 
and howe the Inoeente JIARDOCBI was preserved . . iiij* 



I. 238 



[ i£ri!K'^»y- 22 July 1563—22 July 1564. 104 j 

Wsnt% for Uraftsnae of 
of floo))r orlxerss 



Recevyd [of] Thomas pnrfoote for his fyne for that he bounde 
premers vnlawfuUy contrary to the orders of the howse xij* 

Recevyd of James Robothum for his fyne for that he boimde ij 
hundreth oi premers in skabertes which [is] contrary to [the] orders 
of this howse ij° vj* 

Recevyd of Rycharde Adams for that he broke his quarter Day 
which was our Ladye quarter 1564 .... vj* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his fyne for pryntinge of other mens 
copyes ......... XX* 

Recevyd of thomas Colwell for his fyne for that [he] Ded prynt 
other mens copyes xx* 

Recevyd of William Cooke for his fyne for that he cam not to the 
hall When he was warned xy* 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne for that he cam not to the 
hall When he was warned ...... xij* 

Recevyd of Edwards Sutton for his fyne for that he cam not to the 
hall When he was warned ...... xy* 

Recevyd of Roberte holder for his fyne for that he cam not to the 
hall When he was Warned xij* 



I. 239 



[ 104 b 23 July 1 563— 22 July 1 564. ' h. way. { | {^^ ] 

flror ntaftsnge of fvt mtn 



Recevyd of Thomas humble for his charges at his makynge fre of 
this company the iij*** Daye of septembre anno 1563 . iij* iiij* 



Recevyd of leonerd Draper for his charges at his makynge fre of 
this companye the xxvij Daye of marche anno 1564 . iij* iiij* 



Recevyd of Dennes Emlay for his charges at his makynge fre of this 
company the xxvij Daye of marche anno 1564 . . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of Thomas Seltles for his charges for his makynge fre of 
this company the xvj Daye of may anno 1564 . . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of James Eobertes for his charges at his makynge fre of 
this companye the xxvij Daye of June anno 1564 . iij' iiij* 



I. 240 



[ V^Hk. \^-^-y- 22 July 1563-22 July 1564. 105 ] 

Vov nutiVttvtQt^ anil Utntti 

m foloittctU 



Recevyd of John Daye and William norton Renters of tlie Company 
of stacioner of stacioners for one hole yere endynge at the 
Anuntition of the blessed virgen mary [25 March] anno 
1564 x" viij' ^* 



Recevyd of master ponte for one whole yeres Rente Due at our 
lady Day laste paste [25 March] anno 1564 . iij" xij* 



Recevyd of [master] Jugge and master cawod for one hole yeres 
Rente Due at our lady Day last past [25 March] anno 
1664 XX' 



Recevyd of master Wally for one hole yeres Rente of a chambre 
Due at our Ladye Daye Last paste [25 March] anno 
1564 XX* 



Recevyd of firannces godlyfe for iij quarters Rente Due at our 
lady Daye last past [25 March] 1564 . . x* 



Recevyd of John haryson and amolde lothbury when thay were 
taken into the lyverye for there admyssyon . xxx* 



A Transcript ^c. si I. 241 




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[ This -page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



[SieliaTd Tottle's Aooount (about 1585) op why EiraLisH Books wers 

PBINTED OS FbKKCH PAPEB. 

The following application is in State Faptn. Vom. Eliz. Vol. 185, No. 69, p. 155, in the Public Record Office of London. 
It is simply endorsed ' Richard Tottyll maHng of papier,' and has no date, but is attributed to the year 1585. It is evidently 
addressed to Lord Burghley. As it throws much light on the paper supply of previous years ; it is inserted here. If 1585 
be the date of the composition of this letter, Tottle and his friends must have commenced their scheme for an English 
paper mill about 1573 ; and therefore tho two or three previous attempts were considerably before that year. Consequently 
the action of the French manufacturers may be roughly assigned to about the year 1504 and onwards. Tottle's 
application does not appear to have been successful. 

jT is almost twelve yeres past (right honorable and my verie good Lorde) sithens I and some 
other of my companye [t. e. of the Stationers'], seinge the want and dearth of good paper in 
this Realme, and also the disceite that is vsed Dailye in makinge tlierof / Did fullie agree to 
bestowe some labour and cost for the ereccion of a paper Mill heare in this lande / In 
the meane tyme it hatha so fallen out, that my companions in tliis travaile, haue tliought 
good to surce[a]sse and not goe forwardes therin alledginge that it hathe twise or thrise bene 
begonne before this present, but it coulde never take good effecte, and that they feared and thought verilie 
it wolde so fall out in this our attempte / But I was and yet am of a contrarye mynde and thinke that the 
evell successe of other mens former doinges wolde give vs occasyon to looke the more dilligentlye to oures, 
and laye a surer foundacon then they did, and so to builde a more perfecte worke, fl'or nowe knowinge 
that the Ffrenchemen did by all meanes possible labour to distroye theire worke begonne, and were erer 
oastinge blockes in the waie for the overthrowe therof, as by procuringe all our ragges (beinge the chief 
substance that paper is made of) to be brought over to them, by bringinge in greate aboundaunce of paper 
at that tyme and seUinge it (although to losse) better chepe then they were hable to doe, therby to bringe 
the doers therof in this Eealme out of credit, and so to beggerye, and lastlye by practisinge the 
destruccion of the workmen / and by writinge and callinge them Traytours to theire Contrey, and sendinge 
men of purpose to slaye them, as it hathe byn credeably declared vnto me / wee male I sale (beinge 
taught by their harmes) foresee thies thinges, and very well provide remedye for all other myschiefes 
whiche they either sawe not or coulde not redresse / 

I therfore right honorable, contynuynge in my former mynde, and desirous to finishe this worke, Have 
thought good most humblie to praie your Honour to be a patron herof / and that it will please your 
Lordeship of your accustomed favour and good will ever borne t-o the well willers of the common welth, 
favorablye to further this my attempt, so that I inaye not onlye haue your Lordships good furtherance in 
the provisyon of a convenyent plott for the ereccion of this Mill, But also that a proviso niaye be hadde, 
that hereafter no ragges may be transported out of the Realme And lastlie yat in consideracon of my 
travaile and charge, I onlie maye haue privilege for xxxj' yeres to vse makinge of paper within this 
Realme / So shall I be encouraged to venter some parte of my substaunce in the perfeccion of that worke, 
Hopinge well that I (the rather through your Lordships furtheraunce) in fewe yeres, shall make Englande 
hable not onlie suflicientlye to serve it selfe, but also Ir[e]lande and Scotlande with good and substaunciall 
paper, to the greate protiitt and commoditye of this my natyve countrey / whiche thiuge chefelye hathe 
moved me to travaile herin. 

Humblie besechinge your honorable Lordships furtheraunce in this my sute, wherby I trust the 
Common welth shall receave commoditye, and I shalbe bounde duringe life to praye for your honorable 
Lordships most prosperous estate in honour longe to contynue. 

Youre Lordeshippes humble and dalye Orator 

Richarde Tottyll. ] 

I. 242 



1^ 

fr 



[ISSSd.h'"''- 22 July 1563-22 July 1564. 106] 



htvt 0ifttt t[n]fiu^ifit all 

master ^UQQt [anJil master 
airelonDre Hatfte lauUre oute 

sots the iTK^f ^*2^ 0^ 3lul2 anno 1563 tinto the 

JTKtf of 3Jultt anno 156^ iofltdl fi!* J»tt t!w »!!»« Of 

on« Hole sere / 



[i^owr entries omitted.] 



Payd to Jolin ffayrebeme your [oMr] offecer for his yeres Wages 
Due at our Lady Daye last past [25 March] 1564 . . xl* 



[ITiree entries omitted.] 



Payd for halfe a thousande of byllettes . . . . TJ» 



[One entry omitted.] 



I. 243 



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Payd for a Corslett xvij* 

[One entry omitted.'] 

Item allowyd towardes the charges of the Denner as yt appereth by 
our ordenaunces ...... v"* 



Also we Rycharde Jngge and Roger lerlonde haue delyvered for the 
yere past vnto the newe Wardens for this j^ere ensuynge anno 1564 / 
John Wally and John Days all suche implementes in the howse or 
belongynge to the howse as yt Doth appere by a payre of 
Inventoryes indented wherof one Eemayneth in the cheste with 
iij Lockes and the other with the "Wardens aforenamed 

A Cuppe all gylte with a cover of the gyfte of roaster Way called a 
mawdelen cuppe waynge xj onces DD [? and a half.'] 

A spone all gylte with the armes of the howse of the gyve of master 
Jngge 

A spone all gylte with the armes of the howse of the gyfte of master 
lerlonde 



I. 244 



[ ILXdJ^-^'y- 22 July 1563—22 July 1564. " 107 ] 

All these foresayd implementes appertay[ni]nge or belongynge to the 

howse with the some of monye of / besydes a byll of 

master Lobles hande which he oweth to the howse / sens he was 
Warden the some of Seaven poundes which byll beareth Date the 
fyrste Daye of septembre 1563 Rycharde Jugge and Roger lerlande 
Wardens for the yere past / haue Delyvered to master Wally and 
master Daye Wardens for this presente 1564 in the presens of master 
Wolf then master for this yere to comme / master waye master 
kevall master Cawood master Duxsell master Judson and master 
Serys // 

* hy me JoJin Walei/ 

By me JhOTl DaifC 



I. 240 




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[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[The Bishop of London's seaboh foe, and list of priktinq pebssbs is London in May 1533. 

[Though it is another insertion in advance of its date, the following will be found very useful. 
State Papers. Dom. Eliz. Vol. 161 (^Nos. 1 — 3) in the Public Record Oifice of Landon, consists of the 
following letter and its enclosures. It is endorsed ' 1 Jun. 15S3. The Bishop of London tou':hing ye 
erecting of printing in Camhridg.' The printed ' prophane and blasphemous toy ' referred to, has not 
however been preserved with these papers. 

[t male please your f;ood Lordship Where of late there hathe bene directed to me and 
others a Comiasion by Ifettlres from your Lordship and the reste of tlie moste 
honourable Counsell, wilhnge amounge other thinges that good and carefull orders 
shoulde be deuised and taken for restrayninge the excessive number of printinge 
presses to be erected, and that suche as were suffred shoulde be bounde to good 
vsage for avoidin^e of manyfold daungers, beside that the Diligent regard to this 
perill parteigneth to me in this place where printinge is chiefelie vsed as Ordinarye [i. e. a* 
Ecclesiastical Judge of the dioces of Loncbn], and alsoe by vertue of the hie Commission 
ecclesiasticall / I did my endevor to performs what in this case was requisite for satisfienge 
my charge and your expectacons. Hearinge therefore yat of late there were presses sette vppe 
in secret Corners and a purpose to sett vppe other presses in places remote from the citie, 
and from The ordinarie serche of the wardens and personnes skilfull and of tlie officers 
attendinge the Comission before whome theis matters CommonUe be disclosed, and the 
rather because I was enformed that printinge of laufuU bookes and suche as be nott 
otherwise appointed by hir Maiesties grauntes is not matter sufficient to raaineteigne anye man 
withoute his losse in other place, whereby the intention to sett vppe suche presses was 
suspicious and thoughte to be procured by the worst disposed of that Arte in this Citie and 
the greatest Contemners of aucthoritie, which suspicon was the more encreased because I 
was alsoe enformed that the Master of suche presses was never broughte vppe nor anve 
waye skilfull himself in that feate, I gaue warraunt to the wardens of the Stacioners to make 
serche and to staie suche presses and printinge stuffe till such a time as order might be taken 
for the well vsinge thereof accordinge to your Lordships Direccons / 

By meanes of that warraunt there were found sundrie presses and furniture for printinge in 
secrete corners and Darke cellers, and those vsed in printinge thinges forbidden to them to 
prynte. There was alsoe found one presse and furniture which is saide to belonge to one 
Thomas a man (as I heare) vtterlie ignoraunte in printinge, and pretendinge that he entendeth 
to be the printer for the vniuersitie of Cambrige. This was stayed amonge the rest till order 
[be] taken. Herevppon master D[octor]. Bell vicechauncellor of the vniuersitie hath 
written to me requirmg the same to be releassed, and sente me a Copie of your Lordships 
l[ett]re in allowaunce of the vniuersitie to sette vppe printinge. And a Copie of their priueledge 
to that effecte in and vnder which your Lordships l[ett]res I finde verye iionnorable prouission 
for Cautions and Assurance that the same be well vsed, bothe for laufull matters and for good 
workmanship, which matter of workemanship maie seeme hard to be perfourmod yf the man 
himself be not skilfull, and the mater of good vsage maie be feared yf yt be executed by 
servauntes from hence, of the worste qualitie, and speciallie when laufull vsage will not 
mainteigne his livinge. Nowe yt is not my meaninge nor of anye that I knowe to contende 
againste the vniuersities priueledge, but for the causes aforesaid I made staie and yctt doe till 
I vnderstand your pleasure for good Assuraunce to be had bothe of that pryntcr and his 
mynisters for good and laufull vsage and workemanshippe of that presse, and speciallie for 
matters perillous to religion and state, and for Copies parteigninge to others by hir maiesties 
grauntes and laufull aucthoritie without which prouision I think yt mighte be perillous to 
permitte him, speciallie because vt is farre from ordinarie serche and beinge executed by 
suspicious persons. And because there is taken and intended to be taken carefull order for the 
like in this Citie. 

This I thoughte meete to informe your Lordship that vppon youre pleasure knowen I maie 
bothe Doe as jrour Lordship shall finde meete in a matter of soe greate consequence as 
publishinge thinges in prynte and Contempte of his Maiesties prerogatyve, And I maie 
reasonablie answere master vicechauncellour to hm good likingo and my louing regard to the 
vniuersitie and avoidinge of perills Soe I leave to trouole your Lordship, at Haddenham. this 
firste of June 1683 Your good Lordships most redy at commandment in of [CAmto] 

John London.] 
I< tAA IContinued on tippotiU page.] 




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[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[Thb Bishop of London's search for, and list of printing presses in London in Mat 1583.] 

\^The following postscript is in the Bishop's ovm hand: — 

yat your good L[ordship] maie vnderstand what movith me to write I have inclosed the 
wardens l[ett]res and a prophane and blasphemous toy printyd by stelth yat your L[ordship's] 
wisdom maie considre of tne danger of prenting specially where yt can not so well lookyd to 
as heare J. London. 

Addressed on the back : — 
To the ryght honourable and my singuler good Lord the Lord tresorer of inglonde giue theis. 

Enclosure 1. It is endorsed 'Jun. 1583 The wardens of ye stacumers to ye Bishop of London 
toivching ye erecting of a printing hmvs in Cambridg.' 

^N all humblenes we your poore suppliauntes the Ancientes of the Stationers 
shewe vnto your Lordshippe that we vnderstandinge the vniuersitie of Cambridge 
are aboute to erecte a printinge house in the saide vniuersytie at the 
suite of a Scholer, altogether vnacquainted with that facultie : by reason of 
a licence vnto them graunted in 26. Henr. 8. which at that tyme was thoughte 
verie needefull and expedient yet neuer accomplished hitherto, and nowe lesse 
requisite then ever heretofore yt was by reason of the aboundaunce of Prynters alreadie in 
london at this present. Moreouer the printers and Stacioners of the same obteined a ch[art]re 
for a Corporacon by reason the disorders in pryntinge did soe greatlie encrease to the ende we 
mighte restrayne manye evilles which would haue happened in the saide profession. By vertue 
of which corporacon we haue verye good and charitable ordynaunces, alsoe verie prouident to 
avoide the disordered behauior of prynters and suche troubles that mighte growe by printinge. 
Notwithstandinge all which yet is yt an endles toile to withstande the lewde attemptes of 
manie of our profession beinge even within our citie and at our elbowes and daielie looked 
vnto, howe muche more troublesome and daungerous bothe for matters of the state and 
religion and other inconvenyences yt wilbe to haue a printing house erected soe farre of, 
speciallie the master beinge vnskilfull, the woorkemen suche as will obey noe aucthoritie heere, 
your lordship canne better consider, then we declare. Alsoe the apprentices and other youthes 
that shalbe broughte vp in that facultie there shall not be vnder our gouernement, and soe 
carelesse of their behauior : howe preiudiciall this maie be to the state hereafter we leave to 
the moste wise to be considered. 

Yt maie be thought we speake this for oure pryvate profette, but yt is not soe, ifor where 
their warraunt is that the saide prynter maie prynte and sell all bookes that the Chauncellour 
or vicechancellour and three Doctors put their handes vnto, soe haue they noe prohibicon, but 
that anye others maie doe the same. But our offices or other speciall grauntes include our 
Copies by proper name, with prohibicon to all others to ymprinte annye thinge contrarie to 
the true meaninge of the said grauntes, with streighte commandement vppon hir maiesties 
highe indignacon to all magistrates and officers whatsoeuer to assiste vs tnerein, so that we 
thinck yf neede did soe require, any bearinge bearinge offyce in the said vniuersytie were to 
assiste vs in the satisfienge of hir maiesties said prohibicon. 

Moreouer whatsoeuer were graunted to him there we mighte printe heere withoute pcrill for 
soe doinge, to his vndoinge ; And though he might preiudice vs by some shewe of his generall 
graunte yet shoulde he vtterlie vndoe himself althoughe he had. 1000" stock to begynne, soe 
that to avoide theis Daungers Disorders and contynuall troubles that maie hereof ensue we are 
moste humble sutors vnto your good Lordship to be a meane to my Lord Threasurer and alsoe 
to vse some perswasions by your Lordships L[ett]res to the vicechancellour to stale the 

Eroceadinge of the same, and we will recompence the said Scholler for all his charges that he 
ath beene at in the suite aforesaide, and alsoe paie him to the full for all suche instrumentes 
as he hath alreadye prouided, and withall be moste readye to doe to the said vniuersytie or 
annye there suche acceptable scruice in printinge as anye waie he or his might be able : And 
herein we proteste and thinck in our Conscience we doe the said scholler a greate good turne, 
and are a meane that he doe not vndoe himself. 

Towchinge the restrainte of some instrumentes prepared for this purpose and other thing.s 
appertynent : they all are conteyned in this enclosed from Master Doctor Hammonde and 
Master Noeton.] 

[Continued on next page.} !• *»* 



[ 108 h 22 July 1563—22 July 1564. it w.y.|«;£3«j, ] 

[ T/ns page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[The Bishop of London's search for, and list op pbintinq presses in London in Mat 1583.] 

[Contirmed from previous page.] 

[Much more mighte be said (but for beinge tedious) which your Lordshjp knoweth better 
then we, ffor the contynuaunce of whose healthe and prosperitie we Dailie praye (as our 
Duetie is) vnto Aluiightie God 

Your most bounden suppliauntes and Daielie Orators 

Christopher Barker 
francis coldocke. 

Addressed on the hack : — 
To the reuerend father in Christ and our especiall good Lord the Lord Byshop of London. 

ENCLOsrBE 2. It bears no date on it, but is evidently written in May 1583. It is endorsed on the 
back, T/te names of ye printers in London and ye number of their presses. 

Christopher Barker had written to Lord Burghley in December 15S2 that' there are .22. printing howses 
in London,' see p. 144 ; and here we have a Ust of them in May 1583, with one more, probably that of 
John Behorse, set up in the interim. This authoritative List is of signal importance. 

^jde ttitmcji of aU printer!^ in UonDrott ft(|)tttg pvc»M», 
AtiXf the Htttniier of the same ))re!^.9e!$ / 

master Barker hath v presses Roger "^arde hath j presse 

master Tottell hath iij presses and vseth but Hugh Jakson hath j presse 
one 



master Daie hath iiij" presses 
master Denham hath iiij presses 



Robert ■Wal[de]graue hath ij presse[s] 
Thomas Dawson [hath] iij presses 



John Wolf hath iij presses, and ij more since 
master Marahe hath iij presses found in a secret Vau[l]t 



master Jugge hath ij presses 



[Wour was a mender qf the Fishmongers' Company.} 

John Kingston hath ij presses 



master Bineman hath iii presses TJohn Kikobton wo* not a member of tu Slatunurt 

^^ •' '^ Company ; and in 1677 kept no press, see p. 111.1 

master Middleton hath iy presses j^^^ ^^^^ j^^^^h j presse 

master How hath j presse Thomas VautrolUer hath y presseCs] 

master Purf oot hath ij presses Walter Whitney hath j presse 

Thomas East hath j presse Richard Jones hath j presse 

John Charlewoode hath y presses j^,^^ Dehorse hath j presse 

63 PRESSES nr THE WHOLE. ] 

I. 218 



[J-,y^«'-|B.w.if. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



109] 



mmiev Hits 

[Thi3 is the first 
time the Wardens' 
names appear in 
these headings.] 



Wiiifi / giS tilt '^ccumptt 

of ntastev Wl^U^ anUr 
niaistev Ha^ffe ttttn Wlm:^ 

tjcm of the (Eompunuc of the Stitcton^riS 
of all nucUc »o\nmc^ of monijc ais huth 
commc to tlut»re fiantrc!^ from the yjrt| Hage 
of Sulo (n the ^cvc of our lorlre goJr 1564 / 
liuto tfic j:j:ii 3a»c of Sttl» anno 1565 / iohich 
2!5 tig tfic »^MC of one liole gere as foloUietli 



John foxe 



iXtttptt^ for vv^sentinse 
or t)raitt<E&$e0 

n» foloiueth 

Thomas Daves the sonne of John Daves of newen in the 
Countye of glocestre yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
John foxe Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our Lorde god 1564 / 
Eights yeres ......... vj* 



John foxe 



John lappey the sonne of Jerome lappey late of London barber 
surgonne / Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to John foxe 
Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our Lorde god 1564 Tenne 
yeres &c . . . . vj^ 



W stnerda 



John pykes the sonne of John pykes late of London yeoman 
Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to William stnerde Cytizen 
and Stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynte John bapteste 
[24 June] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 Seaven yeres vj' 

A Tbansckipt ^c. 32 ' I. 249 



[109i> 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



^■^"^Vj-ZTI 



w powell Richard Cartewryghte the sonne of Rychakde Cartewryghte of 

HODNETT in the County of Saloppe yeoman hath put hjrm self 
apprentes to William powell Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of saynte James th[e]appo8tle [25 July] in the yere of 



our lorde god 1564 / Seaven yeres 



vj» 



Eychard lynnell Tymoths Ryder the sonne of John Ryder of "Wedonbek in the 
County of nor[t]hampton husboundman hath put hym self 
apprentes to Rycharde lynnell Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the puryfication of the blessed virgen mary in the yere 
of our Lorde god 1563 [i. e. 2 February 1564] Seaven yeres vj* 



Bychard Tottle 



Edwarde Cuttler the sonne of edwarde Cuttler late of Wynciiestre 
Cuttler Deceassed hathe put hym self apprentes to Rycharde Tottle 
Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 Tenne 
yeres , . vj 



ii 



Sanfe newbery Richarde waters the sonne of Rycharde Waters late of the towne 
of Derby taylour Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Raufe 
newbery Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 
tenne yeres vj 



a 



waster Wolf Raufe Whytinge the sonne of thomas whytinge late of ip[s]wyche 
in the County of suffolke Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to Reginolde Wolf Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of saynte barthelmewe th[e]apostle [24 August] in the yere of our 
lorde god 1564 Seaven yeres vj* 

I. 250 



r J. W«Uey. 

L J- D»y- 



E. Wolt 



22 July 1564— 22 July 1565. 



110] 



snne heister Wylliam wryghte the sonne of mathew wryghte late of London 

Carpynter Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Anne heister 

Wedowe Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 

saynte barthelmew th[e]apostle [24 August] in the yere of our 

Lorde god 1564 tenne yeres ...... vj* 

[Therefore Andrew Heister died some time before the 24th August 1564.] 



I 



W norton Thomas Butter the sonne of Roberte butter late of ludlowe in 

the Countye of Saloppe yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to William norton Cytizen and stacioner of London / from 
the feaste of saynte barthelmew th[e]appostle [24 August] in the 
yere of our lorde god 1564 tenne yeres . . . . vj* 



T marshe / henry S3rmpson the sonne of edmonde Sympson late of Dayrneton in 

the County of Dur[h]am yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Thomas marshe Cytizen and stacioner of London / from 
the feaste of saynte John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our 
Lorde god 1564 eighte yeres . . . . . . TJ* 



James gonnyid John appryce the sonne of John ap pryce late of London yeoman 
Deceassed hath put hym self appryntes to James gonnyld Cytizen 
and stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynte barthelmew 
th[e]appostle [24 June] in the yere of our Lorde god 1564 eleaven 



yeres 



^ 



id 



James jonnylde Wylliam Randall the sonne of Crestofer Randall late of 
kynningnall in the County of yorke smyth Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to James gonnylde Cytizen and stacioner of 
London from the feaste of saynte barthelmewe th[e]appo8tle 
[24 August] in the yere of our Lorde god 1564 eighte 

yeres • • vj* 

I. 261 



[110 ft 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



E.W,lf.iJ;S^«y] 



Bychard grene / John Thomanson the sonne of John thomanson [of] farnyngham 
in the County of Essex Wever hath put hym self apprentes to 
Rycharde grene Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of saynte mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] in the yere 
of our lorde god 1564 eighte yeres vj* 



p frynshe Abraham walker the sonne of William Walker Late of the Towne 

of Calis taylour Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to peter 
frynshe Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] in the yere of our lorde 
god 1564 nyne yeres ....... yj* 



T itniToppe John Wylesmyth the sonne of Rycharbe Wylesmyth of sturbryge 

in the County of worce[.s]ter blackesmyth / hath put hym self 
apprentes to Thomas sturroppe Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of Allsayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde 



god 1564 nyne yeres 



V* 



' lobbl* Humffrey hobby the sonne of Roberte hobby late of shrowresbery 
in ye County of Salop baker Deceassed hath put them self apprentes 
to wylliam lobble Cytizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of all sayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 
aleaven yeres yj 



i<> 



Byeharde peck- 
erne 
[i. e. Fiokering] 



henry chylde the sonne of thomas chylde Late of kynoeston 
in the County of Surry yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Eycharde peckayrne Cytizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynte mygchell th [e] archangell [29 September] 
in the yere of our lorde god 1564 tenne yeres . . . yj* 

I. 252 



r J.W»n«y. 
L J.Day. 



E. Wolf. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



Ill] 



J liaryson Rychard Tyletson the sonne of William Tyletson late of lonpon 

stacioner hath put hym self apprentes to John harryson Cytizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god 
[25 December] 1564 Seaven yeres ..... vj* 



master Daye / george panne the sonne of Thomas penne of hackesbury in the 
County of glocestre Weaver Deeeassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to John Daye Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
Allsayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 Seaven 
yeres vj 



id 



s spyiman Rycharde garnett the sonne of Rycharde garnett of the Towne of 

NORTHHAMPTON yooman hath put hym self apprentes to Symonde 
spyiman Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
Allsayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 eighte 
yeres &c / ,,....... vj* 



master Cawod 



Wylliam Swanne the sonne of Rycharde Swanne of the towne of 
newcastell yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to John Cawod 
Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of Allsayntes 
[1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 eighte yeres vj* 



master Cawood Henry Caffer the sonne of henry Caffer of Saffron Wallden in 
the County of essex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to John 
Cawood Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
Allsayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 nyne 
yeres ■yjd 

I. 253 



[lllll 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



^^'^■\i:^f1j] 



T purfoote Edward Seyevell the sonne of John Seyevell of Rothwell in the 

Countye of yorke yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
purfoote Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
mygchell th [e] archangel! [29 September] anno 1564 eighte 



yeres 



vj" 



J breade / John Redehed the sonne of John Redehed of eppyn in the County 

of ESSEX yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to John breade Cytizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte John bapteste 
[24 Jime] in the yere of our Lorde god 1564 Seaven yeres 'vj* 



grace cater John Spynser the sonne of Rycharde spenser of eltham in the 

County of KYNTE Taylour hath put hym self apprentes to grace 

Cater Wedowe Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 

saynte mygchell th[e]archangeU [29 September] in the yere of our 

Lorde god 1564 eighte yeres . . . . . . vj* 

[Therefore Edward Cater died some time previous to the 29th September 1564.] 



J haryton Tobye Cooke the sonne of James cooke late of London yeoman 

Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to John harryson Cytizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the byrth of our Lorde god 
[26 December] 1564 twelve yeres ..... Tj* 



'!l^' 



Arthnre pepwell Henrye leay the sonne of William leay of braiiforth in the 
Countye of yorke fletcher hath put hym self apprentes to arthore 
pepwell Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of the 
byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1564 Aleaven [efet^n] 



yeres 
I. 254 



yj' 



[J;WaUey.}^,^„„. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



112] 



w Cooke Thomas Stevens the sonne of humffray Stevens of enfylde in the 
County of DD [Middlesex] h[u]8bondman hath put hym self 
apprentes to William Cooke Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of all sayntes [1 November] in the yere of our 
lorde god 1564 nyne yeres vj* 



Jerome glover Humffi:ay Cottrell the sonne of John Cottrell late of Sutton in the 
Countye of warwyke Taylour Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Jerome glover Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1564 
nyne yeres ......... vj* 



george bucke Henry Cocken the sonne of henry Cocken of Westham in the 
Countye of essex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to george 
bucke Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of the 
puryfication of the blessed virgen mary in the yere of our lorde god 
1564 [2 February 1565] eighte yeres . . . . vj* 



Tmarslie Thomas Turner the sonne of Eycharde Turner of sheffylde in 
the Countye of yorke husboundman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Thomas marshe Cytizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of Allsayntes [1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 
eighte yeres . . vj* 



I colv«U 



Eoberte "Wytters the sonne of John "Wytters late of shelforde in 
the County of Cambryge myller Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to thomas Colwell Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1564 
eighte yeres ....,..., yj* 



B newbery Thomas fyrbye the sonne of Edwarde fyrbye of bryane askam 
in the County of yorke yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Baofe newbery Cytizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1564 nyne 
yeres yjd 

I. 255 



[11211 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



E.w.if.{J:W^'^ ] 



Bycharde Tottle John mander the aonne of kycholas mander late of exetre in the 
County of Devoxshrere yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Rycharde Tottle Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the byrth of our Lorde god [25 December] 1564 



[ ? ] yeres 



^ 



a 



Boberte Bedbome John Eton the sonne of James Eton of standlack in the County of 
oxFORTHE glouer hath put hym self apprentes to Robert Redbome 
Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of alsayntes 
[1 November] in the yere of our lorde god 1564 Tenne 



yeres 



^3" 



J harjion John Cocken the sonne of William Cocken of arsaye in the 

Countye of yorke husboundman hath put hym self apprentes 
to John haryson Cytizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of the puryfication of the blessed virgen marye 
in the yere of our lorde god 1564 [2 February 1565] 



eighte yeres 



71 



id 



lyngieton Eoberte Smythe the sonne of John smythe of Westbury 

VNDER THE PLAY'NE in the Countyo of w-yl[t]shyre clothman 
hath put hym self apprentes to hewghe syngleton Cytizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication 
of the blessed virgen mary anno 1564 [2 February 1565] 
twelve yeres ........ yj 



i<l 



georgebneke Edwarde lloyd the sonne of EDWARDE lloyde of Ruthen in the 
Countye of Denbyghe gentleman hath put hym self apprentes 
to george bucke Cytizen and stacioner of London of London 
from the feaste of alsayntes [1 November] anno 1564 eighte 



yeres 



vi' 



g Allen Rycharde busshbye the sonne of thomas bussheby late of 

pe[n]reth in the Countye of Cumberi.ande myller Deceassed 
hath put hym self apprentes to george Allen Cytizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication of the 
virgen mary anno 1564 [2 February 1565] nyne yeres vj* 

I. 256 



[ J: If^- !»• ""^'i^- " 22 July 1 564—22 July 1565. 



113] 



•liengleton John Scotte the sonne of Edwaede scotte of London Armerer 
hath put hym self apprentes to hewgh sengleton Cytizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication of the 
mary anno 1564 [2 February 1565] eighte 



blessed virgen 
yeres 



Vjo 



John Judson John oswolde the sonne of John oswolde Late of Darfylde in the 
County of YORKE Carpynter Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to John Judson Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] in the yere of our 
lorde god 1565 eighte yeres ...... yj* 



T marshe John Amerson the sonne of Thomas Amerson of Wakefylde in the 

Countye of yorke paynter hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
marshe Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of the 
Anuntion of the blessed virgen mary [25 March] in the yere of our 
Lorde god 1565 nyne yeres ...... vj^ 



Jone marten Wylliam Torte the sonne of Crestofer torte of Sowthwell in the 

County of NOTTYNGHAM husboundman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Jone marten Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
the byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] 1564 Seaven 



yeres 
[Joa 
Company at the time of the Incorporation, see pp. 44, 47, &c.] 



[Joan Marten was evidently the widow of William Marten, one of the members of the 
■ In< - - - 



E Sutton John hearne the sonne of Raynolde hearne of Ta[tj]nton in the 

County of Somersett baker hath put hym self apprentes to 
Edwarde Sutton Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
the Anuntion of the blessed virgen mary [25 March] in the yere of 
our lorde god 1565 nyne yeres ..... vj* 

A Transcript ifc. 33 I. 257 



[113fl 



22 July 1564—22 July 1505. 



il.Wolf.jJ;2:f^ ] 



Sychard Adams 



John Barham the sonne of William barham late of slefourtii in 
the County of lynco[l]n husboundeman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to Eychard Adams Cytizen and stacioner of London 
[? from the feast of the Annunciation of the Virgin Marj' 
(25 March)] mmo 1565 viij yeres vj^ 



Arthure pepwell nycholas colman the sonne of henry Colman of harryngton in ye 
Counyty of xohthampton husboundman hath put hym self apprentes 
to arthure pepwell Cytizen and stacioner of London [? from the feast 
of the Annimciation of the Virgin Mary (25 March)] anno 1565 



eighte yeres 



Tj- 



master Wolf mygchell Stamper the sonne of Roberte Stamper of gay[n]sburoo 
in yc County of lynco[i,]n Draper hath put hym self apprentes to 
Eeginolde Wolf Cytizen and stacioner of of London from the 
feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1565 
tenne yeres ......... vj* 



raastei Wolf Henry Behurste the sonne of Rowlande Deiiurste Late of London 
taylour Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Eeginolde Wolf 
Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of the Anuntion of 
the blessed virgen mary [25 March] anno 1565 nyne yeres yj* 



master 8«ryi ffowlkes floyde the sonne of Thomas floyde late of Denbygh 
husboundman hath put hym self apprentes to William Serys Cytizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte [John the] 
bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our lorde god 1565 tenne 



yeres 
I. 258 



[J:I^^>-^«^- 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



114] 



syngleton Rycharde mable the sonne of nycholas mable late of Warberowe 

in the County of oxforth taylor Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to heugh syngleton Cytizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of ye puryfication of the virgen mary [25 March] 
in the yere of our lorde god 1565 twelve yeres . . vj* 



w gryffeth henry syngleton the sonne of William syngleton late of samsbury 

in the County of Lancastre yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to William greffeth Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of saynte [John the] bapteste [24 June] in the yere of 
our lorde god / 1565 Seaven yeres . . . . xi* 



Beginolde wolf 

tlie yo[u]uger 



John wynbm-y the sonne of John "Wynbury of the Cytie of 
WoRCESTRE yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Beginolde 
Wolf [the] yo[u]nger Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of saynte John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our lorde 



god 1565 eighte yeres 



V]" 



Eal^snfle of funes for 



an ttblobictft 



[The dates of following entries onwards to^j. 262 are between the 22nd July and the 
4th September 1664.] 

Tnwrsh* Receavyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 

Dygges pronostication and his fecfonicon which he boughte of 

lucas haryson ......... xij* 

[This is the first instance in the Registers of the purcliase by one printer of auotlier 
of what we sliould now call the ' copyright ' of a book.] 

I. 259 



ft 



[11411 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



E.W..f.{J:W^ey] 



[As to the dates of the entries on this page, see note on previous page.] 
Receaved of Rycharde Scerle for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



R SOEKLE 



boke intituled a godly meditation vpon the lordes prayer 



n" 



owyn Sogers Receaved of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryngtinge of a ballett 



intituled the blende harper Sfc 



liy" 



J KYsoESTON Rcceavyd of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a baUett intituled the story of JOBE the faythfall sermunte of 
GOD Sj-c iiq4 



T colwell Receaved of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prjTitinge of a ballett 

intitvded a fayrenjngc the fayre will eomme as the fayre Both goe / 
the more ye Rede the more ye knowe ..... iiij'' 



J aide 



Receaved of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled howe a mayde shulde swepe your howses clene . iiy* 



owyn Rogers Receaved of owyn Eogers for his lycense for pryntinge of a balett 



intituled the mery Demande and amwere thervnto 



uy 



id 



Wgreffeth Receaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled as the lyiide of the oicle ys all by nyghte So all hyrdes 
of Barknes lahoreth for lyghte ...... iiy* 



J tampion Receaved of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] ballett 

intituled a pctyfull complaynte of MATUEWE MALTEWORME I and a 
comfortable answere of BavyByett ^c I . . . iiij* 

I. 260 



[J.Sl^'y-JH.Wolf. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



115] 



[As to the dates on this page, see note on page 259. ] 
Receaved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



W pekerynge 



ballett intituled Waltham Crosse Sfc / 



uy' 



W pekerynge Receaved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the Bysputation betwene love and monye 



iiij* 



J aide / Receaved of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled a newe fayrerynge thefayre Both nowe begynne 8fC iiij* 



T colwell 



Receaved of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge [of] a 
ballett intituled an cx\h']ortation of an obedyent chylde to his brethren 
and Systers movynge them to obedyenee and to the emhrasynge of GODes 



Worde 



mj" 



T colwell Receaved of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled a prety new ballett wherby you may hiowe how maydes of the 
Coiintrye in fayrerynge do shewe ..... iiij* 



A Lacye / 



Receaved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballet 
intituled the threatenynges of ye scriptures shewynge what grevious 
plages are Redy to be pooured vpon vs excepte we spedely Eepente 
8fC iiij* 



w pekerynge / Receaved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled Loo here I ly synner with a prayer to the 



same 



uy" 
I. 261 



[115!> 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



'"•'"^•'^•iJiD.f' ] 



[The next three entries were probably made in August 1564.] 
W pekerynge / Receaved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the story of JoBE the faythfull servaunte of 
GOD^cl ii«* 

J »anip»on Receved of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a godly and 
slJilorte forme of prayer for sarmuntes and other lahorynge 
men ^c iUj* 

Jambs Ro- Receaved of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled tfie medecyne for certayne malydes for 
horses ^c / ilij* 



The iiij''' Daye of septembre [1564] William pekerynge hath these 
ballettes lycensed as hereafter foloweth 

A ballett of the Lorde Wentforde 

A eomplaynte ef the Wecked enytnes of CnmsTE 

shetcynge ye very Cause and Remedy of the Dearth 

The erydyfynge [i. e. the re-edfying'] of Salomans temple 

Then and in those Bayes then I saye then ■) 
the glory of GOB shall appere to all men J 

An epytathe vpon ye Beathe of J ESADFOSDE 

Awake awake o thow man mortall 

A ballett of a myller I am 

An Instruction of a father to his cheldren 

yf ever I marry e I will marry e a mayde 

The sprete ye flesshe ye worlde and the Devell 

I will haue a Wedowe yf ever I marrye 

A saynge bettcene the quene and Englonde ) 
Called comme over the broicne JiESSYE to me 3 

A ballett London hath no pere a 

The Countrye hath no pere a 

Rememhre man bot/te nyghte and Baye i 

thawe muste nedes Bye thayre ys no nay Sfc j 

aske mercy man for thy greate synne 

I. 262 



liZfV-^'^ 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



116] 



suehe as may Wed at Will and Bubble at every letter &fc 
Who loveth to leve in peace and marketh every chanehe ^c / 

shall I Wed an Aged man / with a complaynte of a Wedoire agaynste 

an olde man ........ v' iiij* 

[Twenty Ballads at id. = 6*. 8c?. : but only 5«. 4o?. is charged.] 



[The following entries, as far as p. [266, were entered between the 4th September 
and the 27th October 1564.] 

greffeth ' Receaved of William greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the incorragen all kynde of men to ye Reedyfinge and 
buyldynge Powles steple agayne ..... iiij* 



w greffeth Receaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of a Lover blaymynge hyr fortune by Dedo and 
Eneas for thayre vntruth Sfc j . . . . . iiij* 



Lacy* Receaved of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a ballett made by one beyinge greatly impoverys&lied by 
the viage prepared to Terra Floryday Sfc I . . . iiij* 



T marshe Receaved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 

an almanacke of henry loowe for the yere of our lorde god 



1565 



vxy" 



T marshe / Receaved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled ELYOTxes governour 



vuj* 



RociiBFtTRTnE Rcccaved of henry Rocheforth for his lycense for pryntinge an 
allmanacke and a pronostication of his owne makynge for the 
yere of our lorde god 1565 auctorysshed by my lorde of 
London &o / . . . . , . . . viij* 

I. 263 



[ 116 h 22 July 1 564—22 July 1 5G5. e. wou. j J 21f ^ ] 

■«•■> 

[The entries on this page were made in September or October 1564.] 
W greffeth Receaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the story of hynge HENMY the lllj'^ and the Tanner of 
Tamowthe ITamworth] iiy* 

1 haryson Receaved of Lncas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a Dyaloge heticene the hed and the Cappe . . iiy* 

T Colwell Receaved of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

pycture of a chyMe ........ iiy* 

w greffeth Receaved of William grefEeth for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of george Wylliams for the yere of our 
lorde god 1565 , . viij* 

E Button Receaved [of] edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

booke intituled ToxAMYA or the frynshap of Lu CYAN stranslayted 
cute of greke into englesshe ...... viy* 

J aldee / Receaved of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an almanacke 
and pronostication of ffrauxces Coxe for the yere of our lorde 
god 1565 viy* 

• 

newburye/ Receaved of Eaufe newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of master buckemaister for the yere of 
our lorde god 1565 ....... viij* 

ABBAHAM Vele Receavcd of Abraham Vele for his lycense for pryntinge an 
almanacke and pronostication of master Wylliam Conyngham for the 
yere of our Lorde god 1565 viij* 

I. 264 



[J;W^«yJE.W.«. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565, 



117] 



[The entries on this page were made in September or October 15G4.] 
w pekerynge ReceaTed of Wylliam Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
ballettes the one intituled Women to please Who taketh in hande / the 
other anombre muste Dyspleasse with a Byaloge vpon CsmsTes 



byrth 



viy 



id 



w pekerynge Receaved of "Welliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
quere intituled a godly neic Dyaloge beticene Christe and a synner 
meyte for all ages iiij* 



T purfoote Receaved of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intitvled. the Castell of Love yj* 



T purfoote Receaved of thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge an 

almanacke and pronostication of henky Rocheforthe for the yere of 
our Lorde god 1565 . . . . . . . viij* 



T colwell 



Receaved of thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
ballettes the one intituled to passe the place where pleasure ys Sfc / and 
the other I myghte have leved meryly morralysed . . iiij* 



I. haryaon Receaved of lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the lyf'e and Deathe of master Cal VYN 8fc . . iiy* 



w greffeth Receaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of CURIUTE our faythfull Bere Sj-c . . iiij* 
A Transcript ^c. 34 I. 265 



[117fl 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



E.Wolf.jJ;Jl^] 



[This and the next entry were probably made in October 1564] 
W greffsth Ecceaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled he that nothynge hath nothijnge ahalhle] sett 

by 



iiij* 



A Lacye / Receaved of Alexandre lacye for ^his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a Warnynge to Enghtide and kit London 



begynne 



uy* 



w powell Receaved of William Powell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

Cronenicall table the xxvij Daye of octobre anno 1564 iij» 

[The date in this entry fixes approximately those in the three previous pages.] 



RoBOTHUM Receaved of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 



pronostication made by master victoryuns scoufylte 



uy 



\i 



master 8ery» Receaved of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled Julius Ceseajw Comentaryes ^c . 



xy« 



master Seryi Receaved of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a booke 
intituled ovidij metamorphasos S^c . . . . v* 



W greffeth Receaved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

pycture of a chylde borne in the /[«]/e of Wyghte with a cluster of 

grapes aboute ^/^[s] navell ..... iiy* 

[This article was written by Joh« Barker, and is entitled The true description 
of a moiuteroxu Chylde, borne in the Isle of Wight, in this present yeare of oure Lord 
God MBLxiiij, the iiwnth of October, after this forme toith a cluster of longe heare 
aboute the nauell: the Fathers name u JAMES JOHNS UN, in the fxiry^h'\ of 
Freslh]water. Griffith's colophon Ls dated the 8th November. It is reprmted by ifr 
Hhth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 94, Ed. 1867.] 



J Aide/ Receved of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a an 

almanacke and a pronostication of ffraunces Coxe . viy* 

I. 266 



[ J:S^y!°^>-^<''* 22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



118] 



T purfoote Receaved of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled a shorfe Byxcionary 



vj" 



master Serya Receaved of master Serys for his lycense for pryntinge of 



Cathechessme of the County palyntyne 8j-c / 



uij 



\i 



Rychard tottle Receved of Rycharde Tottle for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
tragicall historye that happened betwene ij englesshe lovers . yj* 



Bychard Tottle Receved of master Tottle for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



Cronenacle lately Called master gkaftons CronenacU 



vj 



id 



greffeth Receved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 
Carotcles one ex\Ji]ortynge men to put thayre truste in Christe alone / 
the ij"^* you \i}\vyves to your hushoundes be tru and leve Well the iij** 
of every worde that procede an answere you shall make in 
Dede . iiij* 



[These three Carols evidently formed only one publication.] 



h Oenbam 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled ye alphabeth of prayers ..... iiij* 



■pekeryngo Receved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a neice yeres gyfte intituled with spede Retorne to OOD made by 
John markante iiij* 



J eharlewod 



Receved of John eharlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a Dyaloge of too Lande lordes ^-c iiij* 

I. 267 



[118 lb 



22 July 1564— 22 July 1565. 



^■^"^MZf] 



Wpekerynge Recevyd [of] William Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a[n] Epytaphc of JoilN PHILPOTTE 



uy" 



W pekerynge Receved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an almanacke and pronostication of Joaken hubrygh 



viy" 



master WaUye Receved of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke for xiij yeresfrom the yere of our Lorde god 1565 iiij* 



T marshe Receved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled Lanfrancke of Myllyous breffe conteanyngc Surgery allowed 



by my lorde of London 



xy" 



w pekerynge / Receved of William pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
baUett intituled the lamentation of an aide sen^ynge man lamentynge 



his estate 



liy" 



w greffeth Receved of William greffeth for his lycense for prjTi tinge of a 



momterus chylde which was IbornJi in An^t^warpe ^-c / 



uy" 



T marshe / Receved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Couurte of rertu contaynyngc many holy or spretiiall 
songes Sotjettes psalmcs hallettes shortc sentences as well of holy 
scriptures as others 8fC I xy* 

I. 268 



! 



[J;j;^-yJE.Wolf. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



119] 



master Seres 



Receved of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Byall of Agues contanynge the names in greke laten 



and englesshe 



V3 



id 



J charlewod Receaved of John charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 

ballettes the one intituled le triery in GOD saynte FA WLE myth playne / 

the other a Warnynge to synners this holy tyme of lente . iiij'* 

[Therefore this publication was registered in Lent (t. e, between the 7th March and 
the 21st April) 1565.] 



A lacye Receaved of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 

ballettes the one intituled a Dytty Beclarynge the mesyrable estate 
hetwene the worlde that was and ys of late / the other a commyssion 
vnto all those whose tvyves be thayre masters Sfe / . . vi^* 



H SANSEBSON 



Recevyd of henuy Sanderson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
compendious forme of prayers for the hole estate of Christcs Chiirche 
auctorysshed by my lorde of London .... iiij 



id 



J aldee / Eeceved of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled an a b c with a prayer ..... iig* 



T purfoote Receaved [of] Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett the one intituled a Warnynge [^] all Wanton Wyves to fe from 
follye \the~\ lenghte of thayre lyves ..... iiij* 



J KTKOESTOS 



Receved of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled good Counssell and saynges of ye phelosypher iiij* 

I. 269 



[119t» 



22 July 1504— 22 July 1565. 



E.Wolf.{J;W^y] 



w ffreffeth Eeceaved of W greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled an newe instruction to men of suche Willes that are so Rcdy to 



Dygge vp Malbron hilks Sfc 



uy* 



T purfoote Receved of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled agaynste prayse and vayne glorye in the tyme of 

kynge saloman iiij* 

[? Should not this be, ' Against pride and vainglory. To the tune of (the ballad of) 
King SOLOMON'; for which seep. 127.] 



T porfoota Receved of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

hallett intitxded a godly ballett agaynste fornication ^c . iiij* 



J tampton Receved of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a Copye of 

a letter Dyscrybinge the Wonderfull Workes of GOD . . iiy* 



T eolwell 



These ballettes were lycensed to thomas eolwell as foloweth 

Receved of Thomas eolwell for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
Epytaphe of my lady Jane Semes 

A ballett intituled the Wanderynge prynce 

A ballett intituled / tcill say nothyng 

A ballett intituled in commendations Well myghte I Wryte 

A ballett intituled TOM TELL TRUTH 

A ballett intituled the Reporte of the Wytty answeres of a beloved 
mayden Sfc 

A ballett intituled / am not the fyrste that hath taken in hande / the 
Wearynge of the Willowe garlande 8j-c 

A ballett intitided of the Woman taken in advoltrye and brouglfilte 
before Cmsiste 

I. 270 



[ j.S>^°^]»"^°'t 22 July 1564— 22 July 1565. 120] 

A ballett intituled as Da fed was mooste venterus in all thynges that 
he tohe in hande 

A ballett intituled the complaynte of a lover heynge vexed icith payne 8fc 

A ballett intituled the yongeste of all thynges my lady telleth me the 
moste peoples lykynges tnooste pretiest to he 8j-c 

A ballett intituled I ponderynge of lovers within myne owne mynde ^-c 

A ballett intituled o Dowtfull fayth Why feareste thowe Deathe Sfc 

A ballett intituled FILIBA was afayre mayden 

A ballett intituled What tyme yat GOD his holy hande Sfc 

A ballett intituled the Reicardes of vngodly Lovers 8fc . vj" viij* 
[Sixteen Ballads at 4d. would be 5*. 4d. ; 6*. 8rf. is charged.] 



w greffeth Receved of William greffeth for bis lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the heavy horrahle history of the BreadefuU Death of the 
Righte Reverente Roode of Chester .... iiij* 



Eychard JonneB Receved of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled Spoyled in synnes o Lorde a wretched synnful 
gooste ......... iiy* 



I*e3r« Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

complaynte of the Rcstles lover SjX I . . . . iiy* 



Tj harygon Receved of Incas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a books 
intituled an exposition tpon the fyrste chapeter of the proverbis of 
Saloman by mygchell Coope iiy* 

I. 271 



[12011 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



»-"^»"|J:Sl^*^ ] 



Rtchard 

SCERLE 



Eeceved of Rycharde scerle for his lycense for pryntinge of ihe 



Cathechesme in Laten of master Calvyn . 



iiijd 



T marshe Receved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a hreaffe 

'vltimo marcij tit / iii ■, ■, n 

1573 chauuged cronenack made by John stowe auctorysshed by my lorde of 

for r?iJiW(^? Canterbury / vj* 

per licem [This is the first appearance of the name of the Archbishop of Canterbcbt — 

nuwistri et afterwards so frequent— in the Registers. It occurs here in a very honourable con- 

guardianorum. '^^?*i?'?' . . ,, ,. , . , , ,, , , , , 

*This note is the earliest instance of the exchange of one work for another, in the 
Registers.] 



T Colwell Eficevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

ballett intituled a j^^eosywfo Dy^/ye When qylendent PEEBUS iiij* 



T colwell 



Eecevyd of thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballette 
intituled The complaynte of a Wedowe that now Weded ys / iiith a 
Warnynge to women to tyke hede of this 8fc . . . iiij* 



T colwell Receved of thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled The complaynte of a serryngetnan of his Dyscresse in 



Age Sfc 



iMj 



a 



£ Sutton Receved of Edwarde sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] boke 

intituled the Joyes of Jeloosey ^c . . ; . . iiy* 



godett Receved of gyles goodhed these iij storyes folowjTige / the fyrste 

a christian ex\Ji\ortation of the good husholdcr to his chyldren / 
the ij*° the Ttcelue monythes the iij''° Desolatio inter 

fratres [no sum stated'] 

I. 272 



[J:2LfNB-woif. 



32 July 15G4— 22 July 1565. 



121] 



lacye / Receved of Alexandre lacye for his ly cense for pryn tinge of a 

ballett intituled a lamentation for the greate dystniction and for the 
, over throwe of the hmcses at Yorke ..... iiij* 



Lacye / 



Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled an ansicere to the Dystniction yat men agaynste thayre 
Willes beynge answered hy thayr Wyves muste Digge downe Malhroue 
hilles iiij* 



Denham 



Receved of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Reproved Wretten by master nowell agaynste 
DORMAN &c ...... . [wo sum stated'] 



Colwell Receved of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the fyrste ttcoo Satars or poyses of [h] grace englesshed by 



LEWES Evans scholemaister &c 



mj* 



greffeth Receved of William greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled aln] epytaphe vpon the Deathe of the Ryghte 
Worshipfull master Etcearbe WorsLAY esquyer 8j-c . iiij* 



fC^\it% taft^ for fir^afefftifle 
of 0ooJ^ ovJiers 



$ Sutton 



Receved of Edwarde Sutton for his fyne for that he cam not to the 
hall When he was Warned accordyng to order . . TJ* 

A Transcript i^c. 35 . I- 273 



[121l» 



22 July 15G4— 22 July 1565. 



R.W.lf.|J;Wal'«7.] 



owyn Rogers Receved of owyn Rogers for his fyne for that he cam not to the 



hall "Whan he was Warned accordynge to order 



uij" 



henry weke» Receved of henry Wekes for his fyne for pryntinge of ij bokes 

withoute lycense the one Confahulationes / and the other the 

6rt!«lY^^ o/'5'ff/>?/eHee the vij of auguste [1564] . . iij" 

[Henry Wekes, whose name first appears at p. 41, was not made free of the 
Company till the 15th August 1565; see p. 317.] 



A pepweli Receved of arthure pepwell for his fyne for that he bounde bookes in 

skabertes contrary to the orders of this howse . . x" 



T ColweU 



Receved of Thomas ColweU for his fyne for that he cam not to the 



hall Whan he Was Warned accordynge to order 



xij"" 



ff godlyf Receved of fEraunces godlyf for his fjTie for that he bounde premers 

in parchmente / and also for that he bounde them vnJustely and 
contrary to the orders of this howse . . . iiij* 



Lacye Receved of Alexandre lacye for his fyne for that he prented haUettes 
which was other mens copyes xij* 



T marshe 



Receved of Thomas marshe for his fyne for that he bounde premen 
contrary to the orders of this howse &c . . . ■ xl» 
I. 274 



[J:W5Uey.{H.Wolf. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



122] 



newbury Receved of Rauf newbury for his fyne for that he kepte aprentes 

and Ded not bynde hym accordynge to orders of this 



howse 



xy" 



Denham Receved of henry Denham for his fyne for that he prynted 

premers withoute lycense and also contrary to the orders of this 



howse 



xl» 



J allde / Receved of John aide for his fyne for that he cam not to 

the hall "Whan he Was Warned accordynge to the orders of this 



howse 



yja 



newbury Receved of Ranfe newbury for his fyne for that he cam not to 

the hall Whan he Was Warned accordynge to orders of this 
howse ......... vj* 



S grene Receved of Ryehard grene for his fyne for that he cam not to 
the hall whan he was Warned accordynge to the orders of this 
howse iiij* 



Rychard peker- 
ynge 



Receved of Eyeharde pekerynge for his fyne for that he cam not 
to the hall whan he was Warned accordynge to orders of this 
howse yj 



id 



owyn Sogers Receved of owyn Rogers for his fyne for that he prynted William 
pekerynges copyes ...... \no sum stated'] 



Receved of those persons vnder Wretten for thayre fjmes 
for that thay kepte open thayre shoppes vpon saynt Lukes 
Daye [18 October 1564] 

Thomas purfoote 

nycholas cleston 

peter frynshe 

hunflfrey Toye 

Lucas haryson 

I. 275 



master Wallye Warden 
master loble 
master Duxsell 
William norton 
henry norton 



[1221> 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



K.woif.|j:2^.^'^] 



ffraunces Coldocke 
george bysshoppe 
Eaufe newbury 
garrad Dewes 



John haryson 
John hynde 
Thomas Cadman 
Thomas Colwell 



arthure pepwell xvj" viij* 

[Nineteen in all, with an average fine of about lOirf. each.] 



J wYOHTB Receved of John Wyghte for his fyne for that he kepte open his 

shoppe vpon saynte Lukes Daye [18 October 1564] ij' 

[Here is another instance, like those on pp. 71 and 94, of one not a member of the 
Stationers' Company, being lined by the Master and Wardens of the Company.] 



n cleston 



Eeceved of nycholas cleston for his fyne for that [he] Ded brawle 
and chyde with thomas [sturroppe] and also havynge vndecent 
Wordes therwithall iiij' 



Sturroppa Receved of Thomas sturroppe for his fyne for that he Ded brawle 

and chyde with nycholas [cleston] and also havynge vndecent 

Wordes therwithall . . . . . . ij* 

[The difference in the two fines was probably proportionate to the respective means 
and position of the two quarrellers.] 



W Cooke 



Receved of William Cooke for his fyne for that he kepte his 
prentes and Ded not presente hym accordyng to the orders of this 



howse 



xij* 



mistress Coston Receved of mistress Coston When hyr husbounde was buryed the 

some of vj' viij* Wherof thayre was spente at ' the Castell ' in pater 

noster Rowe iiij' x* So there Remaneth . . xxij* 

[So that Simon Coston was probably buried not long after St Luke's Day, the 18th 
Octoberl564.] 



T marthe 



Receved of Thomas marshe for that he kepte his pryntes half a 5'cre 
and Ded not presente hym accordynge to [the] orders of this 

howse ......... iiij* 

[This Apprentice was probably Henry Sympson, entered at^. 203.] 
I. 276 



[J.w^eyiE.w„if. 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



123] 



h wekes 



I marshe 



h Denham 



Jacobe 



W Jonnes 



Eeceved of henry Wekes for his fyne for that he Ded prynte 
other mens copyes / and also for the forfiture of his 

obligation ........ xl" 

[H. Wekes if not still an anprentice, was not yet free of the Company ; see pp. 317, 
281, and 282.] 

Receved of Thomas marshe for his fyne for that he Ded 
prynte other mens copyes and for the forfiture of his 



ohligacion . 



ly" 



Receved of henry Denham for his fyne for that he Receved William 
MYGCHELL into his service not makynge the master and "Wardens 
prevy therof . ... . . . . xy* 

Receved of Jacobe a Ducheman for his fyne for that he Ded 
Dessemble with the master and "Wardens and that the sayd fyne 
shulde be paid by the handes of his master Thomas 

marshe ij' iiij* 

[Evidently out of Jacob's wages. A Jacobe Dupuys was admitted brother on the 19th 
November 1562, see p. 219.] 



Receved of William Jonnes for his fyne for that he Ded steche 
bokes which ys contrary to the orders of this bowse / and also for 
mysvsynge of hym self before the master and Wardens iij" iiij^ 

Receved of those persons foloweinge for thayre fynes for Stechen of 
bookes which ys contrary to the orders of this howse &c / 

master Cawod 

master Toye 



William norton 
arthure pepwell 
John haryson 
William greffeth 
garrad Dewes 
firaunces Coldoke 
Thomas humble 
Jerome glover 



yo[u]nge Wolf 

[i. e. Eeginald Wolf the yoimger, see p. 
280. These fines were therefore made after 
the 18th May 1565.] 



Thomas marshe 
george bucke 
george bysshoppe 
John hynde 
Rycharde Jonnes 
Abraham vele 



viij" 



[Seventeen in all, at 6t^. each, would have amounted to 8«. 6rf., the fine waa however 
8«. \U.\ 



I. 277 



[ 123 l> 22 July 1 5G4— 22 July 1565. e. w.if. .[ J; J^f J- ] 



for waftwitfle of fremen 
anlx lirrtfireii 

n» folobctH 



L mayiarde Receved of leonerde maylarde for his makjoige fre of this Companye 

the xviij Daye of July 1564 ..... iij' iiij* 



J lyon Eeceved of John lyon for his charges at his makynge fre of this 

Companye the xviij Daye of July 1564 . . . iij" iiij* 



Eychard Jonnes Receved of Bycharde Jonnes for his admyttinge hym brother of 
this howse the vij Daye of auguste 1564 ... y* 7J* 



J ikotte Receved of John skotte for his admyttinge brother of this Companye 

the vij Daye of Auguste anno 1564 .... ij* vj* 



penerte Receved of Domynicke penerte for his admyttinge hym brother of 



this Company the xviij Daj^e of Septembre 1564 



ij' vj* 



mycheU clerke Receved of mychell clerke for his charges at his makynge fre man 
of this Companye by his fathers Copye ye xxix Daye of septembre 
1564 iij. iiijd 



awiten lawton Receved of Awsten lawton for his charges for makynge hym freman 
of this Companye the xxix Day of septembre in the yere of our 
lorde god 1564 iijt iijjd 

I. 278 



[ J;21^'yJE.woif. 22 July 1564— 22 July 1565. 124] 



vantroullyer Receved of Thomas vautroullier for Ms admyttlnge hym brother of 

this howse the ij'^'' Daye of octobre 1564 . . . ij' vj* 

[It will be seen at p. Ill, that, ia 1577, members of the Company called Vautrovilliere 
' a stranger ' : by which they meant a foreigner ; not an outsider to the Company, of 
which he had then been a Brother for 13 years.] 



Pechum Receved of John pychum for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the ij''^ Daye of octobre 1564. ij" vj* 



olyver Wylkes Receved of ol3rver Wylkes for his charges at his makynge of 
hym fre man of this Companye the iij*" Daye of octobre 
anno 1564 . . iij' iiij^ 



A harte Receved of abraham harte for admyttinge hym brother of this 
howse the ix Daye of octobre in the yere of our lorde god 
1564 ij» vj* 



J le blonde Receved of John le blonde for his admyttinge hym brother of this 

howse the xxj Daye of novembre awwo 1564 . . ij' vj* 



J De la Eue Receved of John De la Rue for his admyttinge brother of 
this howse the xxj of november in the yere of our lorde god 
1564 ij' vj* 



W lynne Receved of William lynne for his charges for makynge hym 
fre man of this companye the xvj Daye of Januarye 1564 
[/. e. 1565] iij» iiij* 



^ »Pyw Receved of William spyer for his charges for makynge hym fre of 
this Companye the xvj Daye of Januarye in the yere of our lorde 
god 1564 [i. e. 1565] iij* iiij* 

I. 279 



[124t> 



22 July 1564—22 July 1565. 



Itw.u.{J;^l^•^ j 



leson lanberte Receved of leson Lanberte for his admyttinge hym brother of 
this howse the xij Daj'e of marche in the yere of our lorde god 



1564 [». e. 1565] 



]J' yf 



3 Connte Receved of John Connte for his admyttinge hym brother of this 

howse the Laste daye of marche 1564 [/. e. 1565] . ij» vj^ 

J cawod Receved of John Cawod ' the yo [u] nger ' for his charges at 
his makynge fre of this companye the xviij Daye of may 
anno 1565 iij" iiij* 



Keginolde Wolf Receved of Reginolde Wolfe ' the yo[u]nger ' for his charges at 
his makynge fre of this Companye the xviij Daye of maye 

anno 1565 ....... iij' iiij* 

[This must have been a most interesting day to these two celebrated fathers to have 
witnessed the making free, at one and the same time, of their two sons (each of tliem a 
name son) of that Guild of wliich they — both of them Royal printers — were among the 
principal founders.] 



for ^uartwafles anJjr Utntt$ 

Receved of William norton and Williani Cooke Renters of the 
Companye of ye stacioners for one hole yere endynge at the feaste 
of the Anuntion of the virgen marye [25 March] anno 1565 as yt Doth 
appere by thayre boke Remayninge in ye howse xvj" ix* 



Receved of John foxe Whan he was taken into the lyveray for his 
admyssion xv' 



Receved of master Lobley the some of iij" which he Ded owe by 

a byll of his hand which was vij" and the Reste was forgyven by 

the hole table ....... iij" 

[Here again we have the Master, Wardens, and Court of Assistants designated as 
•the Table.'] 

I. 280 



[ J: It""- \ ^ ^°''- 22 July 1 564— 22 July 1565. 125 ] 

iittt afiet ^n^n^tfit all 

SloHn Wl^U^t anUr Bohn 39aiF^ 

tiatii lawirc otite »cm the )ryi| 13it2<^ of 3>ttlj> 
(n tfie [gear] of our loxtfc Qoti 156\ / trnto tiie 
JCK^I'* 3afi<^ of Sttl» anno 1565 / iiifiidt 2^ 1»» 2C 
fs^ace of one hole Mere ass folobieth / / / 



[^Tfiree entries omitted.'^ 



Payd to John ffayreberne for his Wages Due at the feaste of the 
Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1565 xl» 



[0«e enirt/ omitted.'] 



Item allowed towardes the charges of the Denner as yt Doth 
appere by our ordenaunces . . . . v" 



Payd to my lorde mayres offecer and to the sheriffes offecer for 
Way tinge for henry wekes . . . . viij' viij* 

A TRinscBiPT 4'C. 36 I. 281 



[ 125 1» 22 July 1 564—22 July 1565. ^"^o^.l^Zf^- ] 



Payd to Thomas settelles at the tyme of his nede When he was 
hurte yj« viy* 



Payd for bote hyre to and from the Couurte to my lorde of 
Cantkreurycs V' iiij* 



Payd to master Norton by commandement of the master wardens 
and assestauntes for his payne and labore taken for ye 
companye ........ x* 



Payd at 'the kynges hed' at Powles Chayne for a 

breakefaste ........ xj" 

[The above three entries may have had something to do with the officers waiting 
for Henry Wekes.] 



Payd to William harrolde of charyte towardes his 

Relyf v- 

[This is the first of many such entries which hereafter occur in the Registers ; but 
which will be omitted from tnis Transcript.] 



[Two entries omitted.^ 



Payd to John hollynder in Rewarde for his departure the 
Realme ij» 



[0«« entry omitted.'] 



Payd [for] iij quartrons [P 750] of byllettes which was for the 
store of the howse as yt Doth apere by the Renters boke vij* x* 
I. 282 



[ J: Zf^- } »• "^o'^- ' 22 July 1 564— 22 July 1565. 126 ] 



\_Three entries omitted.^ 

Also we John Wallye and John Daye have Delyvered for the yere 
past vnto the newe Wardens for this yere ensuynge anno 1565 
■William Serys and James gonyld all suche implementes in the 
howse or belongynge to the howse as yt Doth appere by a payre 
of Inventoryes indented Wherof one Remayneth in the cheste 
with iij lockes and the other with ye Wardens afore named 

A spoyne all gylte of the gyfte of master Wally with his name 
inyt 

A spoyne all gylte of the gyfte of master Daye with his posye 
inyt 

All these forsayd implementes appertay[n]inge or belongynge 

to the howse with the some of / John Wally and John 

Day Wardens for the yere paste anno 1565 hath Delyvered in 
the presens of master kevall then master for this yere to comme 
master Way master Wolf / master Cawod master Jngge 

pervsed and Awdyted by vs 

John cawood ) 

V. awdytors 

Ry chard Jugge ) 



Receiued by vs William SeVCS ) 

' Wardens 



by me Jamcs goncld) 



I. 283 



[ 126 tl 22 July 1 564—22 July 1565. a. w.if. { J ^^f»y ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 



I. 284 



[? 



W. Sem. 1 
Gonneld. ) 



S. Kerall. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



127] 



master Sem Of iSEtiUiam Scrgs ani 

tfcm of tftc €ompixnvc of tlic Stitctoncrjs of 
itU MxcUc »ommc» of mottwc / an ftatfic CTommc 
to tfiitwrc ftiitttrc!^ from tftc jrjrii 3a|)c of 
3}wl» 1505 / tittto the jrjrtf Da»<^ <»^ S^wIb 1566 / 
tofucH »9 t»» the Sj^ace of one hole »ere ajs 
foloU)etH / 



luaster Seres 



Utttpttd for presentinfle 
of vrenttsses 

n» folobetfi 

BeEJamen nycholas / Alias Seger of chambryge hath put hj^m 
self apprentes to William Seres Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynt John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of 
our lorde god 1565 eighte yeres . . . . . vj* 



olyver Wylkes Edwarde haryson the sonne of Cutberte haeyson of banton in the 
County of Westmoreland husbondman / hath put hym self 
apprentes to olyver Wylkes Cytizen and Stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynte John baptest [24 June] in the yere of 
our lorde god 1565 / Seaven yeres vj* 



John foxe Edwarde moore the sonne of Wylliam moore Late of Savoye in 

the Countye of medi>esexe yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to John foxe Cytizen and Stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynto John bapteste [24 June] in the yere of our lorde 
god 1565 nyne yeres ....... vj* 

I. 285 



[127!i 



22 July 1565—22 July 15G6. 



S. EeTall. 



( W. Seres 
{ J. Oonneld. 



J 



W Jonnes 



george pMpson the sonne of george phipson late of norwyche gent 
Deceassed hatli jjut hym self apprentes to Wylliam Jonnes Cytizen 
and stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynte barthelmewe 
th[e]appostell [24 August] anno 1565 Seaven yeres . vj* 



T homble hewghe Spoyner the sonne of hughe sponer of sheffylde in the 

county of yokke yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
humble Cytizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
barthelmewe th[e]appostell [24 August] in the yere of our lorde 
god 1565 eighte yeres ....... yj* 



T byltoa grylcs appryse the sonne of Rowlande appryse of the Towne of 

HERYFORDE ycoman hath put hym self appentes to Thomas byllton 
Setizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
barthelmewe the appostell [24 August] in the yer[e] of our lorde 
god 1565 nyne yeres ....... vj 



^i 



J haryion John Thompson the sonne of edwarde Thompson late of the town 

of Wohce[s]ter yeoman Deceassed hath put hym selfe apprentes 
to John haryson Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1565 xj yeres . . ^* 



Jerome glover Thomas Cudner the sonne of William cudner of London 
paynterstaner hath put hym self apprentes to Jerome glover 
Cytizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
barthelmew th[e]appostell [24 August] amw 1565 Seaven 



yeres 



T3' 



master Berei gylberte Spencer the sonne of John spencer Late of Ellyngton 
in the County of huntynoton Carpynter Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to Wylliam Seres Cytizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynte mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] 



anno 1565 
1.286 



tenne yeres 



V3 



i< 



r 7 J'"',-, \ S KevalL 
L J. Oonneld. ) "■"^'"^ 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



128] 



w oooke John kary the sonne of george kary late of synglas in the Countye 
of Devylynge [? Denbigh] yeoman Deceassed hatli put hym 
self apprentes to William Cooke Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of ye puryfication of the virgen mary anno 1565 
[2 February 1566] vij yeres 'vj* 



J haryson henry osborne the sonne of John osborne of saynte Crosses in 

the County of [South] hampton yeoman hath put hym self 
apprentes to John haryson Cetyzen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of the byrthe of our Lorde god [25 December] anno 



1565 eighte yeres 



yj- 



t haryson John chetain the sonne of James chetain Late of Rochedale 

in the County of Lancaster husboundman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to lucas haryson Cytizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of the byrth of our Lorde god [25 
December] amio 1565 nyne yeres ..... 'vj^ 



henry Denham Isaacke bynge the sonne of Thomas bynge Late of canterbury 
in the Countye of kente yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self an 
apprentes to henry Denham Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 
1565 / vij yeres ........ \j* 



henry Denham John clerke the Sonne of mathewe clerke of Rychemonde in 
the County of yorke ye[o]mon hath put hym self apprentes to 
henry Denham Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 
1565 / Seaven yeres ........ ipj* 



henry Denham hewghe Jackson the sonne of Wylliam Jac[k]son of London 

plomer hath put hym self apprentes to henry Denham Cytizen 

and stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynt John bapteste 

[24 June] anno 1565 / Seaven yeres ■vj* 

I. 287 



[128l> 



22 July 15G5— 22 July 1566. 



^■^^^■\7i:iii,,.] 



g huke John holies the sonne of John hollbs late of Rochedale in the 

County of Lancastre smyth Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to g^les huke Cytizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the bj^rthe of our lorde god [25 December] anno 
1565 Eleaven yeres ........ "vj* 



ff godlyf John gyllam the sonne of barthelmew gyli,am late of halton 

in the County of oxforbe carpynter Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to fFraunees godlyf Cetizen and Stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynt mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] 
1565 vij yeres ....,.,,. vj* 



owyn Bogeri Edwarde powell the sonne of powell ap Davy of llodkod 
in the County of MON[T]GOMERyE gent hath put hym self apprentes 
to owjm Eogers Cetyzen and Stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of the puryfication of the blessed Virgen mary anno 1565 
[2 February 1566] vij yeres ...... vj* 



master Seres Adam Barnes the sonne of Symonde Barnes Late of portesmowthe 
in ye County of ham[p]shyre brewer Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to 'Wylliam Seres Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 
1565 viij yeres . . . . . ' . . . yj 



it> 



T marshe James Bell ye sonne of James bell Late of thronton in the 

MOORE in the County of yorke husbondman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to thomas marshe Cytizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god 
[25 December] anno 1565 nyne j'eres . . . . yj* 



w Bylton Daved Warde ye sonne of Stephen "Warde Late of althroppe 
in ye Countye of lynco[l]n husbondman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to "Wylliam Bylton Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from ye feaste of ye byrthe of our lorde [25 December] anrio 
1565 eighte yeres vj* 

I. 288 



[T-^^^]^-^^ 



22 July 1565—22 July 15G6. 



129] 



E Jamei 



Rycharde grymes the sonne of Rychardb grymes of Whyte 
CHAPLE parrysshe in ye county of medlesex pavyour hath put 
hym self apprentes to Edmonde James Cytizen and stacioner 
of London / from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god 
[25 December] anno 1565 eighte yeres . . . vj* 



master Daye / leonerde holyway the sonne of John holyway late of Reuynge 
in the County of bAlRKSHyre shoymaker Deceassed / hath put hym 
sell apprentes to John Daye Citizen and Stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 
Anno 1565 a leaven [eleven] yeres . . . . vj* 



ff coldoke nycholas Sutton the sonne of Eoger Sutton of Salusbury baker 

hath put hym self apprentes to flfraunces coldoke Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London from the feaste of the byrthe of our lorde 
god [25 December] anno 1565 tenne yeres . . . vj* 



Koberte holder John holder the sonne of Edwarde holber late of powyk in 
the County of "Worce[s]tee yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Roberte holder Cytizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of ye Anuntion of ye blessed virgen mary 
[25 March] in the yere of our lorde god anno 1566 Seaven 



yeres 



■v]" 



owjVL Bogers 



Eyee Jonnes ye sonne of Thomas Jonnes late of London baker 
Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to owyn Rogers Cytizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of the Anuntion 
of ye blessed virgen mary [25 March] anno 1566 / Twelve 
yeres .......... vj^ 



h Toye Thomas chare the sonne of Thomas chare of Darttourth in the 

Countye of kente gent hath put hym self apprentes to humffrey 
Toye Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of the 
byrthe of our lorde god [25 December] atino 1565 Tenne 
yeres .......... vj* 

A Transcript ^c. 37 I- 289 



[129 11 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



S. KevaU. J , q^^^ J 



J aide 



JeflFray haynes the sonne of John haynes late of London grocer 
Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to John aide Cytizen and 
stacioner of [London] from the feaste of the puryfication of 
the blessed virgen marye anno 1565 [2 February 1566] a 
leaven [eleven'] yeres ....... yj* 



w powsll Wylliam Jeratt the sonne of Thomas Jeratt of muthe within 

the parties of Irelonde yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
William powell Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of ye puryfication of the virgen anno 1565 [2 February 1566] 
Seaven yeres . . . .... . . . ^* 



T purfoote Wylliam gpregesson the sonne of Roberte gre[ge]sson of 

POMFRETT in the County of yorke bowcher hath put hym self 
apprentes to thomas purfoote Cytizen and Stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1565 
Seaven yeres ......... yj* 



master Wallye Eycharde Wylliams the sonne of Thomas Wyllyams late of ye 

parrysshe of llanyvyth in the Coxmty of Denbeth yeoman 

Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to John Wallye cetizen 

and stacioner of London / from the feaste of the Anuntion of ye 

virgen mary anno 1565 [25 March 1566] ix yeres . vj^ 

[Evideutly 1566 (as in the next entries) is intended ; though the date, as it is 
described, is the 25th March 1565.] 



g bysshoppe Benett Walker the sonne of John Walker late of London 
Draper Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to george 
bysshoppe Cytizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of ye Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1566 
twelve yeres yj* 



w howe henry Benton the sonne of olyver Renton of London shojTnaker 

hath put hym self apprentes to Wylliam howe Cytizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the Anuntion of the 
virgen mary [25 March] anno 1566 vij yeres . . ^* 

I. 290 






[raSd.}3.^«™u. 



W loble 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



130] 



Edwarde Whyte the sonne of John whyte of saynte Edmondesbury 
in the County of suffolke mercer hath put hym self apprentes 
to Wylliam loble Cytizen and Stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynte mygchell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 
1565 Seaven yeres ....,., vj* 



T marshe Roger Warde the sonne of humffrey Warde late of Ryton 

in the County of Saloppe husbandeman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to Thomas marshe Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] 
anno 1566 nyne yeres ....... vj* 



master Wolf 



Joha shepperde the sonne of Rychard shepperd of gresby in 
the County of Chester husbondman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Reginolde Wolf C3^tizen and stacioner of London / from ye 
feaste of ye Anuntion of ye virgen mary [25 March] anno 



1566 



viij yeres 



vj" 



piaster Wolf flFraunces glover the sonne of John glover of brygge north in 
the Countye of Saloppe taylour hath put hym self apprentes to 
Reginold Wolf Cytizen and Stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1566 
viij'^ yeres ......... vj* 



folin kele Roberto Baker the sonne of Wylliam baker of Reigate in the 

Countye of Surrey shomaker hath put hym self apprentes to John 
kele Cetizen and Stacioner of London / from the feaste of Saynte 
John bapteste [24 June] anno 1566 eighte yeres . . vj* 



W greffeth mychell osburne the sunne of henry osburne of London / yeoman 

hath put hym self apprentes to Wyllyam greffeth Cytizen and 
Stacioner of London / from the feaste of penticoste [May or 
June] in the yere of our lorde a thousande fyve hundreth iij 
skore and 8yx[,] eighte yeres ..... vj* 

I. 291 



[13011 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



S. EevaU. 



( W. 8ere«. 
f J. Oonneld. 



:.] 



w greffeth Kycharde Webber the sonne of "Wylliam Webber of Tevertox 

in the Countye of Devonshyre veawer [? weaver^ hath put hym 
self apprentes to Wylliain greffeth Cetizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of penticoste [May or June] Anno 1566 / eighte 



yeres 



n" 



ihyngleton Androwe Davy the sonne of "Wylliam Davy late of Dover in 
the County of kente yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to hewgh shyngleton Cytizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] 
anno 1566 vij yeres . . . ... . . 'vj* 



master Jugge Anthony hyll the sonne of John hyll of bosburye in the County 
of haeyforde yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Kycharde 
Jugge Cetizen and Stacioner of London of London from the feaste 
of penticoste [May or June] in the yere of our lorde god 1566 



vij yeres 



vj^ 



B lyneli henry sharpe the sonne of Rycharde sharpe late of Torce[s]tek 

in the County of Northampton yeoman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to Rycharde lyneli Cytizen and Stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen marye 
[25 March] anno 1566 / Tenne yeres . . . vj* 



wekes Receved of henry Wakes for presenting of John greffen the sonne 

of GREFFEN AP BOWYN late of MYLVERLAY in the Couuty of 
Salope husbondman Deceassed from the feaste of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1566 vij yeres . . . yj 



^i 



I. 292 



W. B«res. ) 
J. Gonneld, ) 



S. KevaU. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



131] 



I 



Zht (Bnttvsti^t of €oopsf% 



B Jonnes 



Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for his lycence for prynting of a ballett 
intituled rn hcqjpye happe Dothe fall ^c j . . . . iiij* 



E Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonaes for his lycence for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled ye lorynge Wormes comme leame of me 



uy" 



gryffetli Eecevyd of Wylliam gryffeth for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a notable instruction for all men to be wayre the abuses 
of Dyce Wyne and Women ...... 



iiij* 



^^**^ Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a seconde Bystruction agaynste Malborne hylles sett 
fourth by vs Wyves consente of our Wylles . . . iiij* 



hudson 



Recevyd of Rychard hudson for his lycence for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the Cruelfye of fortayne / I iceepefor Woo and I Dye 
for payne I ........ . iiij* 



w pekeryng Recevyd of Wylliam Pekerynge for his lycence for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled The lamentation for ye Towne of Chensford 

Wrekell Spryncfylde / Ip[s]u>ich and Walt ham . . iiij* 

[Stow thus narrates the occasion of this Lamentation : — 

" The 16. of July about nine of the clocke at night began a tempest of lightning and 
thunder, with showers of liaile, which continued till three of the clocke the next morning 
so terrible, that at Chelmsford in Essex 500. acres of corn were destroyed, the glasse 
windowes on the east side of the towne, and of the west and south sides of the church 
were beaten downe, with also the tiles of their houses, beside diuerse barnes, chimneies, 
and the battlements of the church which were ouerthrowne. The like harme was done 
in many other places, as at Leedes, Cranebrooke, Douer, &c." p. 1,115, Ed. 1600.] 



w pekerynge Recevyd of Wyllyam Pekerynge for his lycence for pryntinge of 
[a] ballett intituled t/ie Lamentation of Chensford Wrekell 
Ip[s]wych Spryngfylde and Waltham .... iiij* 



J Alda/ 



Recevyd of John Aide for his lycence for prynting of a ballett 
intituled a Warnynge to all maydes that Breices thayre oicne 

bane ^c iiij* 

I. 293 



[13Hi 



22 July 1 565—22 July 1 5G6. b. K,vau. j J-^li^ ] 



J ald« Recevyd of John Aide for his lycence for pryntinge of an hundrefh 

poyntes of evell huswufrye SfC ..,,., iiij* 



\ 



W pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam Pekeryng for his lycence for prynting of a 
ballett intituled ye lamentation of a yonge man beyiige presoner in ye 



Counter in the Ptiltrye in London 



li^j" 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycence for prynting of a ballett 

intituled a breffe \_a]brygement of maryage and so what Jogges the 



Wyves geves on the elbowe 



uq" 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycence for pryntinge of a ballet 
intituled shewyng of the mysemble vnhappy fall of a vecyous kynge 
Called syr Danapall iiij* 



KTjfOESTON Receved of John kyngeston for his lycence for pryntinge of an 
JSj)ytath of 7)iistress ASSUELAY made hy H^i^KY TowEKS . iiij* 



1 haryson Receved of lucas haryson for his lycence for pryntinge of a ballet 



intituled the hlynde harpers with the Answere 



iiij* 



LMye Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycence for pryntinge of a 
tru certificat sente from Gibralter in Spayne of a WonderfuU 
fysshe iiij'i 



1 haryson Receved of Incas haryson for his lycence for pryntinge of the 



answere of master Cawfylde agaynste MARSHALL ^c / 



xyj" 



pekeryng Receved of Wylliam Pekerynge for his lycence for prynting 
of a bref Declaration of the Cruell battry and horryable Warre 
bothe by see and lande which fell betwene ij monsterus nations in 
the lande of Oryngurt .,..,.. 
I. 294 



iiij* 



[rGre!d.}s.KevaU. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



132] 



w pekeryng Recevyd of Wylliain pekerynge for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled All in a garden grene / betwene ij lovers iiij* 



^•*y Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of fryndeshipp and flatterye . . . iiij* 



lacy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycence for prynting of a 

ballet in[ti]tuled marke well in mathewe what Christe 
Both saye . . . . . . . . . iiy* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycence for prynting of a 
play intituled a merye playe bothe pytthy and pleasaunt of 
ALBYON knyghte 



iiij* 



ColweU Receved of Thomas Colwell for his lycence for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled ffayre Wordes makes fooles fayne 



mj« 



Colwell 



Receved of Thomas Colwell for his lycence for prjoitinge of a 
ballett intituled a mery ieste made of the alphabett 8fc / iiij* 



purfoote Receved of Thomas purfoote for his lycence for prynting of a 
ballett intituled gevynge warnynge to all folke to beware h-oic tliay 
Ryde tpon Waemestbrs Colte iiij* 



purfoote Receved of Thomas purfoote for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a cathechesme betwene an olde man and a 
chylde .......... 



iiijd 



L haryson Receved of luoas haryson for his lycence for prynting of an 



history of SAMPSON 



iiy^ 



hally 



Recevyd of Edmonde hally for his lycence for pryntinge of 
a stronge monster which came oute of the sea and was slayne in 
the [flandofi Judea . . . . . . . iiy* 

I. 295 



[13211 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



8-^«""!ror;i.] 



owyn Rogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycence for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the sonnge of pacyente GRESSELL vnto hyr make . iiij* 



•hyngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycence for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled betwene honeste and knavery SfC 



mj" 



•hyngletou Receved of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a comphynte betwene necle and poverfe ^x j 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge a 



neire Diologe or Dysputation betwene Day and nyghte SfC 



uy' 



greffeth Receved of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 

a Trag\e\die of GORisODUC ichere[of'\ iij ades uere Wretten by 

Thomas norton and the laste by Thomas Sackvyle ^c / . iiij* 

[This is the surreptitious edition of Ferrex and Porrex, the first printed English 
Tragedy.] 



greffeth Receved of Wylliam gryffeth for his lycense for prynteng of 

a pkasaunte Recytall Worthy of the Redinge contaynynge the effect 
of iij war thy e Squyers of Dasyus the kynge of Persia _ . iiy* 



greffetii Receved of Wylliam greffeth for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a notable Dystruction for all men to be Ware the 



abuses ofDyce Wyne and Women 8fC 



inj" 



W powell Receved of Wylliam powell for his lycence for prj^nting of a 



boke laixixAeA. LuBLOWes pra\j/'\ers 



iiij* 



Coplande Receved of Wylliam Coplande for his lycense for prynting of a 

boke intituled ncires come from Hell 8fC j . 

I. 296 



iiij* 



[ To^'Jld. Is. Kevidi. 22 July 1 565—22 July 1 566. 



133] 



greffeth Receved of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for prynting of a 



Cathechesme in myter 



lUj" 



B Jonnes Receved of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of a 



ballet intituled yf lovers lenger at the Worste 8fC 



iiij^ 



E Jonnes Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballet intituled of a harte Deelarynge his hemenes wyshyng that 
yt were knowen ........ iiij 



id 



B Jonnea 



Receved of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pr3Titing of [a] 
ballett intituled a pleasaunte history of an adventurus knyghte of 
kynges AETETTEs Couurte iiij* 



E Jonnei Receved of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled Declaryng what Dyscorde Doth Byse by stryvynge 



for to gette the interpryse 



iiy* 



Ucy Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for prjrnting of a 

ballet intituled ye lamentation of a Dampned sowle 8fC . iiij* 



I*«y Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled of a pleasaunte Wooyer with an other lett me do 



all that ever I can 



uy" 



(M7 Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled ye paynter in his \ap'\pryntyshod 



iiy^ 



T eolweU Receved of thomas Colwell for his lycence for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the famooste and notable history of too ffaythfull 
lovers named J LFAOUS and ARCHELAUS in myter . . iiij* 
A Transcript ifc. 33 I. 297 



[13311 



22 July 1 565—22 July 1 566. s. zevau. { f-^^,, ] 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
playe intituled of the atari/ of kyng Dabyous heyinge taken oute 
of the iij''* and iiif' chapeter of the iij'" boke of Esdras ^c . iiy* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

songe or psalme for the Ddyveraunce of his people from the handes 
of the Turke and all heathen infideles to the tune of ye xix 
psalme .......... iijj* 



J aide 



Receved of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Sequence of lutynge iiq* 



owyn Eogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge 'of a tru 
Dyscription of twoo cheldren / borrw at Seme in Kente the xxvif^ 
Bay of auguste anno 1565 ...... iiij* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of 
letters of Sommonls] sente backe agayne by the greate Turke / 
Saltan Soliman to ye Cetizens of the Cetye of Malta and also of 



the castell of Saynte Elme 



u^j* 



T colweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled kynge POLLICENTE to ye tune of 



AFPELLES 



lUJ* 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled llie Cater bralles bathe Wytty and mery . iiy* 

I. 298 



#■ 



[rG^l.ls.Keva:i. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



134] 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the geystes of skoggon gathered to gether in this volome . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
story of Jason how he gotte the golden flece and how he Bed 
begyle mebia oute of laten into englesshe by nycholas 
Whyte iiij* 



master Wally Recevyd of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



almanacke and a pronostication of master buckmaster 



viij^ 



Denham ' Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled ye myrrour of poUice a Worke no lesse profitable 
then necessarye for all monarches kynges prenees lordes maigestrates 
and other Rulers of the common Welth auctorysshed by my lorde 
of London ......... iiij^ 



marshe Receved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of master Doctour low for the yere 
of our lorde god 1566 / viij* 



w pekeryng Recevyd of William pekerynge for his lycense for prynting of 
an almanacke and pronostication of henry Rochekorth for the yere 
of our lorde god IbQQ ....... viij* 



Jonne* Receved of Wylliam Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of Cunnyngham for 



anno 1566 



lUj" 



w Jonnes Receved of Wylliam Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of an 

almanacke and pronostication of master Cunnyngham for anno 1566 
a[u]ctorysshed by my lorde of London . . . . iiij* 

I. 299 



[134tl 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



8-^"«"-ir>^5d.] 



pekerynge ; Receved of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for prynting of 
an almanackc and a pronostication of master Joachim hewbryght 
with the hrcffe and profytable Rule for marynors to knowe the 



ehhesfloddes Sowndynges landynges markes and Bangers 



Tiy* 



T msrabe / 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryn tinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of master John Securis for 
anno 1566 / viij* 



rnanhe Eeceved of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
epygranie of ye Death of CVTHERTE SKOTTE some tyme besshoppe 
of Chester by Roger sha[c]klocke and Reply ed agaynste by 
Thomas Drant . ii^* 



W Jonaai Receved of Wylliam Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of 

serten historyes collected oute of Dyvers Ryghte good and profitable 



authours by Wylliam paynter 



y mj* 



Pnrfoote Recevyd of Thomas pnrfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the history of Troilus Whose throtes hath Well 
bene tryed ......... iiy* 



godett Recevyd of gyles godett for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a pycture made vpon the v"' of saynfe pawle to the 
Rotnaynes iiij* 



godett Recevyd of gyles godett for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
historye of the prodigall chylde iiy* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for prynting of a 



ballett intituled pype vp mynstrell and make some sporte 
I. 300 



uy" 



W. Sere«. 
J. Oonneld. 



■ S. XenO. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



135] 



gryffeth Receved of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled come Dycken my Daddes sonne 



lUJ* 



greffeth Receved of 'Wylliain greffetli for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballet 



intituled /«/^ merely synges the Cowckcowe . 



liy* 



greffeth Receved of 'Wylliam gTeflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 



ballettes to the Tune oi pacyente GRESSELL 

[Evidently, by the fee, only one publication.] 



uy" 



newbery Receved of Ranfe newbury for his lycense for pryntinge of 

an allmanacke and pronostication sett oute by master gayle towchyng 
Surgery .......... viy* 



aide / Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an almanacke 



and pronostication of master cxjxe 



vuj" 



marshe 



Recevyd of thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled the tru Copye of the laste advertismente that cam 
from Malta / iiy* 



Colwell 



Receved of thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
pleasaunte fable of ovide intituled EERMAPHROBITUS and 



SALMACES 



liy* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intittiled the most notable history of ye lorde mandozze . yj* 



marshe 



Recevyd of thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge an 
epytaphe of the Deathe of the famus and Renowned knyghte Sir 
THOMAS CHALLENOR iiy* 

I. 301 



[ 135 h 22 July_l 565— 22 July 1 566. s.iK.v.11. j J,^^ ] 



Denham Eecevyd of henry denham for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

allmanacke and pronostication of master browne . . viij* 



lacy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the lamentation to [a] frynde 0/ of his . . . iiy* 



lacy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Danderly Dyscaffe iiy* 



master Wolf Recevyd of master Wolf for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke of CHRiSTOPHERus JoNSONUS a[u]ctory8shed by my lorde of 
London ■vj* 



w loble Recevyd of Wylliam loble for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a boke intituled mtjskelus vpon the Ij psalme by master 

COXE ■^^ 



Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for prjmtinge of a new 

yeres geyfte made by barnarbe garter .... iiij* 



hackett Recevyd of thomas haekett for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled ye history of pollibies xy* 



nuuTilie Recevyd of thomas marshe for his lycense for prjTitinge of an 

almanacke tcith i/te names of the kynges .... iiy* 

I. 302 



[ r«^^e'id. ! s- '^-^ 22 July 1 565—22 July 1 566. 136 ] 

pekerynge flecevyd of Wylliam pekeryng for his lycense for prynting of 
a mery pleasatmt history Donne in tymes paste by Erasmus 
EoTEKDAMUs iiij* 

pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled the tokyns procedyng the Judgement 
Daye iiij* 

pekerynge Receved of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for prynting of 

a ballett intituled the mar y age of Jhesu Cesiste and the 
sowle of man ......... iiij* 

purfoote Receved of thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled the Cruell assaulte of CuPYDes forte . . iiij* 

purfoote Receved of thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting of a 

neire yeres gyefte . . . . . . . . iiij* 

Lacy Receved of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled a poore mans benevolence [^o] the ye afflycted 
churche . iiij* 

Denham Receved of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of master mygchell 

UOSTRADAMUS Vlij* 

Lacye Receved of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled Beclarynge the good zayle and towardnes of mens 
hartes to all vertu iiij* 

I. 303 



[136t» 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. ' B.i^ev^.\J-^^^ ] 



l»«y« Recevyd of Alexandre Lacy for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled the plage Jolasy with examples to avoyde the 
same iiij* 



ColweU Recevj'^d of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke intituled the eighte Tragide of Senyca 



iiij* 



I««y« Recevyd of Alexandre Lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the lamentation of [a] Dj/sperate synner . iiij* 



Lmt* 



Recevyd of Alexandre Lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled tow [i. e. two'\ lamentable songes PITIIIAS and 
l)AMON iiij* 



R Jennei Recevyd of Rychard Jotmes for his lycense for the prynting of 



an history intituled TEESIOUS and ARlt\_l]Al)XS 



iiij* 



1 haryson Recevyd of Lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

hvikQlniiivleA. ye vertues and properties of tryancles . . iiy* 



I, Uaryson Recevyd of Lucas haryson for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled ye off spry nge of Sy MONDE MAO us or iij of popesshe 
herysees 



iuj* 



SoEBLK Recevyd of Rycharde scerle for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled / wysshe all bachelors well toffayre Sfc I . iiij* 



Recevyd of Rychard sceele for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled a communycation bctuene a yonge man and a 
m(tyde Who greatly Lamenteth the losse of hyr lover . . viy* 

I. 304 



[J^bSdjS.Kevall. 



22 July 1565—22 July 15C6. 



137] 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekeryng for his lycense for prynting of u 
boke intituled the preface of and vpon tlw. Dyscours of the warre 
of the ij g[r]amer speches that ys to say the KOWKE and the 
VERBE I viij 



id 



Recevyd of Rychard scerle for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled ye Cruell Counsell corrupt[et]h a godly 
mynde .......... 



iiij* 



scEELE Recevyd of Rychard scerle for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled a monsteriis pye which was made hy a 
sargente of London ........ iiij* 



Russell Recevyd of Edwarde Russell for his lycense for pryntinge of 

a ballett intituled sheivyng hotc a man shall knowe his frynde 
and What fryndshippe ys SfC / . , . ■ . . iiy* 



haokett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled hoic to attayne to an honeste lyf Wretten by 



AUDRYAN HESSIE 



TUJ' 



marshe 



Pekeryng 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the booke of phisick made agaynste the abuses in 
phisick concemyng the thre parties therof . . . . yj* 

Recevyd of Wylliam pekeryng for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled ye hunte ys up ^x I . . . . iiij* 



pekeryng Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for prynting of 



a ballett intituled Moowe well ye marynors SfC / 



uij* 



pekeryng Recevyd of Wylliam pekeryng for his lycense for prynting of 

a boke intituled a dyaloge betwene experyence and a Courtiour 

compyled by master Davy lynsaye bothe in englessh and 

skottessh . [no sum stated] 

A Transcript ^c. 39 I- 305 



[137i 



22 July 1565—22 July 15G6. 



I J. Gonneld. j 



ColveU 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his ly cense for the prynting 
of a ballett intituled my fnjnde the lyfe I kade at all 8fc / . 



iiij^ 



Colwell Recevyd of thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of a lustye gallyardes .... ii^j* 



Colwell 



Receyyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled shewyng that faytJ\full promysses oughte to 
be kepte .......... 



iiy* 



KTNOESTO.V 



Recevyd of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of 
Calvyns Cafhechesme which he boughte of Wylliam Coplande 



for the some of v" 



vj" 



[This is the first instance in which we obtain the value of the copyright of a book.] 



m 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled an history of Alexander campasfes and 
APPELLES and of the ffaythfull fryndcshippe hetipene them . iiij* 



lacye 



Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballet intituled a fryndly call from synne to amcndemcnt 
oflyf iiy* 



lacye Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for the prynting of a 

ballett intituled take Warnyng by this sharpe j)lages ys 



at hande 



uy" 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled ye Judgment of vyce by John charnok . iiy * 



howe 



Receved of Wylliam howe for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled an answere into the new Reply consernyng master 

HTANTONspye .... . . iiy* 

[ ? Can this have any reference to the second of the two works licensed to. Soerik, 
on the previous i)age.] 

I 306 



[I 



W. Seres. 
Gonneld. 



S. Kevall. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



138] 



howe 



Eecevyd of Wylliam howe for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled of ike greate niyschances yat hapened vnto men throwe the 
Cruelties of wycked Women ...... iiij* 



howe Recevyd of Wylliam howe for his lycense for the prynting of a 
ballet intituled of a mooste tru happy lover hewaylyng hyr losse of hyr 
chefs Joye iiij^ 

Colwell Recevyd of thomas Colwell for his lycense for the prynting of a 
ballett intituled ye lamentation of the presoners in Newgate and 
other ga\o\les iiij* 

Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled the lamentation of a synner heyng grevyudy truhhled 
in his mynde . . , . . . . . . iiij* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for prynting of a ballet 

[?] intituled an interlude[,] the Ortiell Better bj'' Wager iiij* 

[This evidently was no ballad but an interlude. The transcriber had got the 
ordinary formula into his head ; and, in this instance, made a mistake which he did not 
correct.] 



W' 



^**y Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for the prynting of a 

ballet intituled GODes greate and marvelus thretenynges to Women 
for thayre offynding ....... iiij* 



laeye 



laey 



Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 

intituled « .sow^e o/" ^T'PJJXZjE.S' with an other Dytty . . iiij* 

[The third poem on Lacy's broadside, referred to at 2>- 313, is entitled of Tr-ust and 
Trial, and signed B. 6.; and the fourth, which is entitled A strife betwene APELLES 
and PIGMALIONfheam the fuller initial of Ber[nard] GarFteb]. It is therefore 
possible that Lacy originally intended to have issued the poems here registered separ- 
ately ; but that he subsequently altered his mind and issued them on one broadsheet 
with those of I. Cananb.] 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 
intituled a Dysparate synner sore Wexed uith payne . . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting 

of a ballet intituled a voyce of GODes prophett I harde that 

loude Cryed . . , . iiij* 

I. 307 



[13811 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



s-j^'^^iroSd.] 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for tlie prynting of a 



ballett intituled to all vnchaste maydes and Wyves 



iiy" 



greffeth Receved of Wyllyam g^effeth for his lycense for prjTiting of 

a ballett Intituled a ffayre well called CHURCHEYARDes Ronde from 

the Qouurte to the Contry grounde ..... iiij* 

[A copy of this undated impression by W. Gryffeth is in Mr Christie- Miller's 
Collection at Britwell ; and is repiinted by Mr Collier in Old Ballads, p. 107, 
Ed. 1840.] 



Wekes Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the hole boke of lucious apelious of ye 



golden asse 



vuj" 



marshe Eecevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of 
[a] boke intituled the history of phillippe Oomines trcatinge 
vpon the acfes and Beades of hjnge Lewes the XJ"' a[u]ctory88hed 
by my lorde of London xij'^ 



marshe / Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his Ij'^cense for pryntinge of a 

booke called the postell auctorysshed by my lorde of 



London 



XVj" 



E Joime» Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for prjTitinge of a 

ballett intituled a neice ballet of one u-ho myslyheng his lyhertic 
soughte his owne bondage through his owne folly . . . iiij* 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

Wonders in Italy aboute Napolies and Rome 



iiy* 



R0S8ELL Recevyd of Edwarde Russell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled c;HURCTiEYARDr.s ffaryre Well . . . iiij* 

[A copy of this undated impression, piinted/or Edward Russell, is in Mr Curistie- 
MiLLEB 8 Collection at Britwell.] 



hackett 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prynting of an 
history of the mooste noble kynge PLASADAS 8fc 

I. 308 



iiij* 



[rG^rid.h-^-ai.. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



139] 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prynting of an 

history of the tow [i. e. two~\ mooste noble j^rynces of the worldc 
ASTIONAX mid POLirENA of Troy .... 



iiij* 



powell Recevyd of Wylliam powell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled a petyous lamentation of ye miserable estate of the 
churche of Ceriste iiij* 



B Jonnes 



Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled cHURCHEYARDes Wellcome home 



lUj" 



powell Recevyd of Wylliam poweU for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled a Warnyng for Wydoices that aged be / how 
lusty yonge youg[t]h and age can agre . . . . iiij* 



Coldoke Recevyd of ffraunces Coldoke for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled great e thankes to the wellcome home in 

CHVRCKEYARDes behalf iiij* 

[Written by Ra. Sm. (? Ralph Smart, see the next entry but one below). A copy 
of this undated impression, piinted by A. Lacy for F. Coldocke, is in Mr Chkistie- 
Miller's Collection at Britwell. It is apparently a bitter poem.] 



Wood Recevyd of master "Wood for his lycense for prynting of a 

Sarmon which was preached at Edenbrough in auguste laste paste 
anno 1565 by master nokes ...... iiij* 

Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled as many thankes good master Smakte as late yon 
yeelded to my ffrynde . . . . . . . iiij* 



pepwell Recevyd of Art[h]ure pepwell for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled a greater thankes for churchyardcs Wellcome 



home 



mj" 



[Written by Churchyard. A copy of this imdated impression, printed by A. Lacy 
for A. Fepwel, is in Mr CuRisTiE-MiiiiBR's Collection at Britwell.] 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prynting of 

an history of meke and pacyent GRESELL . . . iiij* 

I. 309 



[13911 



22 July 1565—22 July 15G6. 



S. Kevall. 



( W. 8«re« 
\ J. Oonneld. 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the confession of parson Darsy rpon his 
Deafhe . . iiij* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled a shorte Dyscrt/ption of parson DarcY 



iiij* 



Wyer 



Recevyd of nycholas Wyer for his lycense for prynting 
of a ballett intituled the lamentation of churcheyard^s 

fryndshippe ......... iiij* 

[Or rather CHUROHYARDea Lamentacio)i of Freyndship. A copy of this undated 
impression, printed by T. Colwell for N. Wyer, is in Mr Christie-Miller's 
CoUection at Britwell.] 



Wyer Recevyd [of] nycholas Wyer for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballett intituled The Courtiour and the Carter . 



iiij* 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prynting of 

a compendious and hryf invictive agaynste the horryabk ende and 
misery of master GRENE .,.,... iiij* 



Recevyd of Wylliam lewes for his lycense for prjTiting of 
the monsterus chylde which was borne in Buekenham shyre . iiij* 



Charlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballet intituled prescrybyng to all yo>ig[f]h this momentary lyfe 
Warnyng them to prepare them selves to Dye to the tcorlde . iiij* 



charlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled of one comptaynynge of ye mutabilite of 

fortune iiij* 

I. 310 



[J. 



W, Seres. ( 
Gonneld. ) 



a. Eevall. 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



140] 



hnmble 



Recevyd of thomas humble for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a boke intituled a brefe Requeste or Declaration presented vnto 
madame the Duchese of PARME I ^c I . . . , iiij* 



side 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 
intituled the talke betwene seder and brother for the losse of thayre 
apperell 



iiij* 



laoye / Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballet intituled a Replyc agaynste that sedicious and papesticall 
tcretten ballet late caste abrode in the stretes of the Cetie of 



London 



lUj" 



charlewod 



Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke the openynge of the Wordes of the prophet Joell in his ij^ 
and thyrde chapetcr Rehersed by Christe in mathew xxij chapeter / 
MARKE tJie XV chapeter Luke the xx chapeter\_; and also'\ in the 
Actes the if iiij* 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



boke intituled a pasquyn 



vuj" 



httdson Eecevyd of Rychard hudson for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled shewyng how maryage ys bothe parydice and also 
purgatory 8f j . . . . . . . . . iiy 



id 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

pycture of a momterus pygge at Saltisbury . . . iiy* 



aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a boke 

intituled a copye of the treates of the confederation made betwene ye 
prcnces and the lordes of the Lou-e Country of Flanders . iiij* 

I. 311 



[140J> 



22 July 15G5— 22 July 1566. 8.k.«u.{7<j^^, ] 



greffeth Recevyd of "Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled of APPELLES and PYGMALYNE to the tune of 
ye fijrst APPELLES 



iiij^ 



Colwell Recevyd of thomas Colwell for his lycense for ye prynting of a 
boke intituled the tragedy of Seneca[,] MEDIA by John Studley 
of Trenety Colledge in Cambryge 



iiij* 



Wekeg ReccAryd of henry wekes for pryntinge of a boke intituled my 



lorde of wynchester his boke 

[See duplicate entry below.] 



xij 



ic> 



owyB Bogers Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
epytajihe vpon the Death of syr John MASON knyghte . 



iiij* 



weke« Recevyd of henry Wakes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled tragcgall and pleasaitnte history / Ariovnder 
Jeneuob. the Dougther vnto the kynge of [?] by feter 

BEVERLAY 



iiij* 



Uey 



Recevyd of alexandre lacy for his lycense for prjTitinge of a 
Dytty in the prayse of a hygh and myghty prynce 8fc / ORPHEOVS 
and his icyf ......... viij* 



marthe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for prj^ntinge of a 

boke intituled a medicinahle morrall that ys the ij bokes of 
HORACE auctorysshed by my lorde of London . . . xij* 



Wekes J Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for prynting of a boke 

intituled my lorde of Wyhcu'estev. [his] boke . . . xy* 

[Tliis is a duplicate of the entry above, and is erroneously repeated here.] 
I. 312 



r 1^-^^'<A i S. KevaU. 
L J. Oonneld. ) •^'='""- 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



141] 



aide / Recevyd [of] Jolin aide for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballet intituled a greate complaynte and yet some thyng 
faynte iiy* 



aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 

intituled a complaynte of a papest thai lately hath Sotcen 
Sedicious lyes 8fC I . . . . . . . . ii^* 



purfoote Recevj^d of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting of a 



boke intituled the vij masters of Rome 8fc / 



^ 



id 



I-acy Recevyd of Alexander lacye for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled the goddes DiANA c^c . . . . iiij 



id 



lacy Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for the prynting 

of a ballett intituled the fantises of a Trttbhled mans hed iiij* 

[Tliis Ballad originally appeared, under the title of Of the mutabilitie of the world, 
ill Tottel's ikiscellany, first published about the 3rd June 1557 (see p. 137 of 1870 
Edition). It occurs here as the first of four poems on a broadsheet printed by 
A. Lacy, without date ; and is subscribed I. C. The second poem is subscribed 
I. Can.ind ; who is therefore one of the lost authors of the many of the poems in 
that Miscellany. The entire broadsheet is reprinted in Mr Hutu 8 Ancient Ballads 
and Broadsides, p. 217, Ed. 1867. See also^. 307.] 



bttdson 



Recevyd of Ryehard hudson for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballet intituled of a yongker ichich sayd well handelyng of 



his blade Sfc 



uy 



id 



B Jonnea 



Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled lusus pastorales newly compylcd . . . iiij* 



E Jonneg Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of a 

boke intituled of very pleasaunte Sonetfes and story es in myter 

by CLAMENT RoBYNSON [wo sum stated'] 

A Transcript ^c. 40 !• 313 



[14H> 



22 July 1565—22 July 1 56(3. b. kcvii. j f ^^^ ] 



JacBOn 



Kecevyd of Eychaxd Jacson for his h'cense for pry n ting of a 
ballett intituled Warnyng all men of the shortenes of the tymes 
and Dayes / Whereby thay myghte fly from thayre icy eked 
ivayes ^c j . . . . . . . . . iiij* 



jMMtt Recevyd of Rychard Jacson for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled a verymince Wretten href and phyne koto We 
shulde lyve to Dy and Dy to leve . . . ... iiij* 



Jaowm Recevyd of Rycharde Jacson for his lycense for prynting of a 

ballet intituled of ye Day of Dome when all men shall to 
Jugement come ........ iiij* 



purfoot Recevyd of Thomas purfote for his lycense for prynting of 

an exclamation very profytable gathered oiite of the holy scriptures 
vnto the great comforth ttehjte of every ffaythf till Sowle . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for prynting of a 

boke intituled Do all thynges to edefy the congregation . iiij^ 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prynting of a 

boke intituled iJw Somary of plinie ^-c .... 



iiij* 



hadson 



Recevyd of Rychard hudson for his lycense for the prynting of 
a ballet intituled a lover complanyng the lesse mjtt Ecmanes 
the more he lamenteth the lesse she complaneth . . iiij* 



master 8«rei 



Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for the prynting of a 



boke intituled a prodegious history 8fc / 
I. 314 



7) 



W. Seres. 
J. Oonneld. 



8. Kevaa 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



142] 



hackforth 



Recevyd of Roberte hac[k]forth for his lycense for prynting of ti 
ballett intituled a Dialoge betwene a mayde of the Cetye and a 
mayde of the Cuntrye a bouie chosyng of husboimdes . iiij* 



humble Recevyd of Thomas humble for his lycense for the prynting of 
a boke intituled an admonytion or fore Warnyng to the Rulers 
and states of the iiij'^ head boroughes or toicnes of the Coimtrye of 
Brabant iiij* 



ffsnes for firaftgnfle of 
gooDr orJieirs 



John Sutton Recevyd of John Sutton for his fyne for that he was admytted 

vnto the lybertes of this Cetie of London by his fathers 

Copye XX' 

[This was probably about the 5th August 1565, when he was also made free of this 
Company, see/^. 317. There were two members of the Company of the name of Sntton 
at the time of the Inoorjjoration : Henry Sutton, who stands 36th, and Edward Sutton, 
who stands 53rd in the List in the Charter.] 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his fyne for that he prynted other 
mens Copyes ....... [too sum stated] 

Recevyd of hance Low for his arrariges and also quarterages from 

the tyme of his fyrste bejmg brother of this howse / vntell the 

feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] 

anno 1565 ........ xiij' iiij^ 

[What other arrearage than the quarterage Hans Low now paid up, does not appear. 
13«. id. would be the quarterage for ten years, carrying back Low's admittance to the 
Company to September 1555, or eight months before the Incorporation.] 



Recevyd of Wyllyam gray for his fyne 
Recevyd of Dennes hemeslay for his fyne . 
Recevyd of owyn Rogers for his fyne 
Recevyd of Roberte Dulon for his fyne 
Recevyd of Roberte Redbome for his fyne 
Recevyd of John aide for his fyne . 
Recevyd of Isaac [Turke ?] for his fyne 



iiij* 
iiij* 
iiij* 

iiij* 
xij* 
I. 315 



[Ii2h 



22 July 1565-22 July 1566. 



^■^^IT.O^t^A.] 



ij* 



y' 



Recevyd of lesyng lamberde for his fyne 
Recevyd of gascon [ ] for his fyne 

Recevyd of nycholas blonde for his fyne 
Recevyd of Wylliam Loble for his fyne 
Recevyd of Wylliam how for his fyne . 
Recevyd of Allen gammom for his fyne 
Recevyd of Rychard harvy for his fyne 
Recevyd of Thomas bylton for his fyne 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his fyne for mysvsyng of 
master [the] Warden ....... x» 

Recevyd of master Day for his fyne for mysvsyng of 
master [the] Warden ....... y' 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne 

Recevyd of leonerd malerde for his fyne 

Recevyd of Roberte Caly for his fyne .... 

Recevyd of John kele for his fyne for that he kepte a 
boy and Ded not present hym accordyng to orders 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne for yat he kepte 
a stranger and Ded not presente hym contrary to the 
orders of this howse ....... 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his fyne for yat he 
prented a boke intituled the vtter npperrell for mynesters 

Recevyd of henry Wekes for his fyne for yat he prented 
the shorte Dyxcioimry ....... 



y" vj* 



xij^ 



iiij* 



v]- 



iijj^ 



mj" 



vj" 



uy" 



rnj" 



iiij* 



xyo 



X' 



V 



Recevyd of John kyngeston for his fyne for that he 
prynted a boke intituled the voyce of GOD . [mo sum .stated] 



Recevyd of John sampson for his fyne 
I. 316 



xy« 



[ jVoS. ! s. ^evau. 22 Julj 1 B65— 22 July 1566. 143 ] 

Wor ntaftgitfle of fvt mtn 

Recevyd of John Sutton for his charges when he was made 
fre of this Companye the v"' Day of auguste anno 1565 by 

his fathers copye iij" iiij* 

[See also p. 314.] 

Eecevyd of Thomas bryghtewell for his charges for his makyng 
fre of this Companye the v"' of auguste anno 1565 . iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of henry Wekes for his charges for his makyng fre 
of this Companye the xv*'' Day of auguste anno 1565 iij' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayd henry wekes towardes the Reperations 
of this howse of his benevolence .... x» 



Recevyd of Stephen gonner for his charges for his makyng fre of 
this Companye the xxvj Day of septembre anno 1565 iij' iiij* 



Recevyd more of the sayd Stephen gonner of his benevolence 
towardes this howse ..... [no sum stated] 

Recevyd of Rychard Jacson for his charges for his makyng fre of 
this Companye the xxvj Daye of septembre anno 1565 iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Adryan Johnson for his admyttyng brother of this 
howse the iiij*"* Day of octobre anno 1565 ... ij' yj* 

Recevyd of Roberte hackforth for his lycense for his charges 
at his makyng fre of this company the iij''° of Decembre 
anno 1565 ........ iij' iiij* 

I. 317 



[143l> 22 July 1565— 22 July 1566. « ^evau. ; J^^„- ] 



Dyckynson Recevj'd of Wyllyam Dyckynson for his charges at his makyng 
fre of this Companye the iij*" of Decembre anno 1565 iij' iiij* 



Easte Recevyd of Thomas Este for his charges at his makyng fre of 

this Companye the vj"" Days of Decembre anno 1565 iij* iiij* 



J blonde Recevyd of John blonde for his order Whan he was hyred with 

lesyng for a quarter of a yere ..... iiij* 



Eycharde* Recevyd of Benett Eychardes for his admytting brother of this 
howse the viij Daye of Januarij anno 1565 [i. e. 1566] ij* vj* 



master patnk Recevyd of master payne vpon benevolence towardes the yee 
charges of this howse ...... xx* 



J hackett Recevyd of John hackett for his admyttinge brother of this 

howse the xiij of Januarij amto 1565 [«'. e. 1566] . ij* vj* 



P6t*t Recevyd of charles petet for his admyting brother of this howse 

the iiij"' of marshe anno 1566 .... ij* vj* 



vaughon Recevj'd of Jacobe vaughon for his admyttyng brother of this 

howse ye xxvj of marche anno 1566 ... ij* vj* 



glodo [lecher] Recevyd of glodo lecher for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the xxvj Daye of marche anno 1566 ... y' ^^ 



J Cutberte Recevyd of John Cutberte for his charges at his makyng fre 

of this companj'e the xxix Daye of aprell anno 1566 iy* iiy* 

I. 318 



[ fd^Sd. ! s '^'^ 22 July 1 565—22 July 1 500. 144 ] 



fF Casse Recevyd of fFraunces Casse for his admyttinge brother of this 

howse the xiij of June anno 1566 .... ij' vj* 

Recevyd of charles Sion for his admytting brother of this 
howse the xiij Daye of June anno 1566 / and he to serve 
with Thomas marshe by the space of one hole yere then nexte 
ensuyng ......... ij' vj* 



anil l^entes 

m folobctH 

Recevyd of Wylliam Cooke and arthure pepwell Renters of the 
Companye of the stacioners of all suche somes of monye as hath 
comme to thayre handes for Rentes quarterages and arrariges by 
the space of one hole j'ere endynge at the Anuntion of the 
virgen mary [25 March] anno 1566 the some of xij" xj' iiij* 

Recevyd of george bucke when he was taken [into the Livery 
viz.] the clothynge for his admyssion . . . xv' 



hete ^fttt (S^jSugtfif all 
Sttcfte vaifuient^s ass the sawJi 
12l$lliam Sberes anU aiames 
QonnelDr HatH lagir oute front 

tfic KK»I 13a»c of Sttlo tn the ^txt of out loxtit 
goir 1565 iinto tfie ^r^i) Jlitjjc of 3uli> anno 1566 
tDftidi M!5 1)M the !5j^iHre of one hole were as 
folobeth 

I. 319 



^ 



[1441J 



22 July 1565—22 July 1566. 



S. KevaU. 



( W. Seres. 



) J. Gonneld. 



[Sir entries omitted.'] 



payd to John flFayreberne for his wages . 



[0«e entry omitted.'] 



payd to WYLLiAM arrolde for his stypent 
payd to Roger Sylvester for his stypent 



■vj* viij* 



vjs viij* 



payd to Wydowe applet for hyr stypent 



viij' vj* 



payd to CHARLES whallay for his stypent . . \}* 

[The above four entries, like the one quoted on p. 282, are the forenmners of many 
like ; wliich will hereafter be omitted. By this time the support of the poor became 
a portion of the Company's ordinary operations.] 



payd for half a thousande of hyllettes 



v" viij^ 



payd for a hundreth of fagootes 



iiij' vj* 



payd for half a lode of Coles 



viy' 



Item allowed towardes the denner as yt Dothe appero by our 
ordenaunccs ....... v" 

I. 320 



% 



ro!^"d. ! 8 ^'•^- 22 July 1565—22 July 1 566. 145 ] 



Also we Wylliam Seres and James gonelde have Delyvered for the 
yere paste vnto the new "Wardens for this yere ensuynge anno 
1566 / Rycharde Jugge and John Daye all suche implementes in 
the howse or belongnyng to the howse as yt Doth appere hy a 
payre of Inventoryes indented Wherof one Remaneth in the 
cheste with iij lockes and the other with the Wardens afore 
named 

A howle parcell gylte of the gefte of master Rayne Wolf Wayinge 
xij oz half quarter and half quarter 

A spoyne gylte of the gefte of master Seres with his name 
inyt 

A spoyne gylte of the gefte of master gonneld with his name 
inyt 



All these fore sayd implementes parteanyng or belongnyng to the 

howse with the some of / Wyllyam Seres and James 

gonneld Wardens for the yere paste anno 1565 haue Delyvered 
in the presens of master Cawod then master for this yere to come 
master Waye / master Wolf / master kevall / master Wally / master 
Snxsell / master Judson master tottle / and master Irelonde / 

by me Rychavd Jugge 
By me Jkon Daye 

Awdyters 

John Waley 
thomas dewyxsell 
Jhon Judson 



A Transcript ifc. 41 I. 321 




[Ubh ' 22 July 1565—22 JiUy 156G. s- k^'*"- | To^rcad. ] 

[ This page is en tir elf/ blank in the Original. ] 

[The following document is apparently the earliest printed State Paper in existence, directly connected with thin 
Company. 

A printed copy of tlie ensuing Star Chamber Decree forms Broadside No. 57 in the Library of the Society of 
Antiquaries of London. The decree is dated 29th June 15<)6 : but there is no printer's name or date of printing upon the 
broadside ; which— judging from its being in white or modem, and not in black letter— may have been printed at a later 
l>eriod tlian the date of it. Be that as it may ; the Decree itself wouhi come into force from its date : and was undoubt- 
edly the origin of that Search conducted by T. Purfoot and Hugh Singleton described at pp. 346—348 ; which leading to 
numerous fines, rebounded so heavily on Purfoot, through the raking up against him of an old fine of £6 13*. 4d. [ = £60 to 
£70 nowj decreed in 1565 for selling Primers [i. e. Prayer Books] to the Haberdashers. 

©rJrittattcc!* Jyccrecir for rcformattott of Irmcr.s Drtj^orDreti^ 
in pvintinQ untf tittering of Boo)t(;s« 

lllat no person shall print, or caiLse to be imiirinted, uor shal bring, or cause, or 
procure to be brought into this Reahne imprinted, anie Booke or copie against the 
forme and meaning of anie ordinance, prohibition, or commaudement, conteined, or to 
be conteined in anie of the Statutes or Lawes of this Realme, or in anie Iniunctions, 
Letters patents, or ordinances, passed or set foorth, or to be passed or set foorth by 
the Queenes most excellent Maiesties grant, commission, or authoritie. 

2. That whosoeuer shall oft'end against the said ordinance, shall not onelie forfait all such Bookes and 
Copies, as shall be so printed or brought in ; but also shall from theucefoorth neuer vse or exercise, nor 
take benefit by anie vsing or exercising of the feate of printing, and shall susteine three moneths 
imprisonment, without baile or mainprise. And if he be not before such offence bound with sureties, in 
forme hereafter expressed, then he shall also forfait for euerie offence. x.li. 

3. That no person shall sell, vtter, put to sale, bind, stitch, or sowe, anie such Bookes or Copies, so 
printed or brought in, contraiie to the said ordinance, vpon paine to forfait all such Bookes and Copies, 
and for euery Booke. xx.s. 

4. That all Bookes to be so forfaited, shall be brought into the Stationers hall in London, and there the 
one moitie of all such forfaitures of monie shall be reserued to the Queenes Maiesties vse, and the other 
moitle shall be deliuered to hira or them that shall first seize the same Bookes or Copies, or make 
complaint therof to the Wardens of the .said Companie. And all the Bookes so to be forfaited, shal be 
destroied or made waste paper, by the discretion of the said \Varden.s. 

5. That it shall be lawf uU for the Wardens of the said Companie for the time being, or anie two of the 
said Companie, thereto deputed by the said Wardens, as well in anie ports, as other suspected places 
within this Realme, to open and view all packs, drifats, maunds, and other things, wherem Bookes or 
Paper shall be conteiued, brought into this Realme : and also to make search in all workehouscs, shops, 
warehouses, and other places, of Printers, Bookesellers, or s\ich as bring Bookes into this Realme to be sold, 
or where they shall haue reasonable cause of suspicion ; and all the said Bookes to be foimd against the 
said onhnance, to seise and carrie to the said Hall, to the vses abouesaid, and the parties therein offending, 
to lead and present before the Queenes Maiesties hie Commis.sioners in causes Ecclesiasticall. 

6. That euerie Printer, Stationer, Bookeseller, Merchant, ami other per.son, vsing anie trade of 
Bookes, printing, binding, selling, or bringing into this Realme, shall before the said Conunissioners, or 
before anie other persons therevnto to be assigned by the Queenes Maiesties most honourable priuie 
Councell, enter into seuerall recognisances of reasonable summes of monie to her JIaiesties vse, witli 
sMeties or without, as to the said Commissioners shall be thought expedient, that he shall trulie obsenie 
all the said ordinances, well and trulie yecld and paie all such forfaitures, and in no point be resisting, but 
in all things aiding to the said Wardens and their deputies, for the true execution of the premisses. 

We vnder written thinke the.se ordinances meete and necessarie to be decreed and nbserued. 

MatJiew Cantuar. Dauid Lewes. 

Edm. Lorulon. Thomtvs Yale. 

Amb. Cane. Robert Weston- 

Thomas Huicke. 

Vpon the consideration before expressed, and vpon the motion of the Commissioners, we of the priuie 
Councell haue agreed these to be obserued and kept, vpon the pauies therein conteiued. 

At the Starre Chamber the xxix. daie of lime. Anno. ISGG. and the viij. yeere of 
the Queenes Maiesties reigue. 

N. Bacon. C.S. Amb. Caue. 

Winchester E. Rogers. 

R. Lecester F. Knolles. 

E. Clinton W. Cecill. 

God preserue our most gratious Queene ELIZABETH. ] 
I. 322 



?D^;/^!j.Cawo«.. 



22 July 156G— 22 July 1507. 



146] 



master tfix»c 



EhfiiS ifjS the aircomtite 
of Mi>rfiavi)r ifuQse anlr 
Sohn ^a^e tiien 12iariien$ 

of the Com|Jitni>c of tUc S:U(iomv» of all 
fittdie !Sommc!9 of moniie ass hath commc to 
thaj)re hanJrejs from the jrjrii'^ HJawc of Sitlw 
anno 1566 httto the y:y:ii Hiawe of 3ttl» anno 
X567 hihich ufs h» the ^pncc of one hole »ere 
a» ^olotueth 



master Serei 



hamande 



Judson 



pttrfoote 



Utttptts for presetttiitfle 
of vventt$$e$ 

Wylliam Jackson the sonne of Wylliam Jacson late of edgewayre 
in the County of medlesex husboundman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to Wylliam Seres Cetizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of saynte James the appostle [25 July] 
a7ino 1566 vij yeres ........ vj* 

John Robertes the sonne of John Robertis of Wyckham in 
the County of ham[p]shyre yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to henry hammande Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of saynte James the apostle [25 July] anno 1563 viij 
yeres .......... -vj* 

gregory Seton the sonne of nycholas Seton of helmedon in the 
County of Northhampton husboundman Deceassed liath put 
hym self apprentes to John Judson Cetizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of saynt mychell the archangell [29 
September] anno 1566 viij yeres ..... -vj* 

Wylliam hodgeson the sonne of Thomas hodgeson late of London 
(iloth Worker Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
purfoote Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of .-ill 
sayntes [1 November] anno 1566 vij yeres . [no mim sfatrd] 

I. 323 



[146 ft 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



'■0"o-^\f:iT-^ 



W Cooke 



Wylliam kempe the sonne of Stephen kempe of broxborne in 
the Countye of harforth yoemaa hath put hym self apprentes to 
wylliam Cooke Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of all sayntes [1 November] anno 1566 riij yeres . . yj 



i<t 



S grene/ Christofer gowre the sonne of george gowre late of yorkk 

marchaunte Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Rycharde 
grene Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste [ ? of the 
birth] of the virgen marye [ ? 8 September] anno 1566 viij 



yeres 



yj 



i< 



heaste David moptyt the sonne of henry moptyt late of London 

Ire[n] monger Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
heaste Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
saynt mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] Anno 1566 



vij yeres 



[T. Heaste is better known as T. Eait-] 



y] 



id 



T marshe John Wheldrake the sonne of John Wheldrake late of yorke 

Cooke Deceased hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas marshe 
Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of all sayntes 



[1 November] anno 1566 viij yeres 



Vjo 



Emelye Wa[l]ter pMllippe the sonne of phillippe Rycharde of Lannon 

in the Countye of monmowth yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Dionis Emyley Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] anno 1566 vij 



yeres 



7J 



id 



J cawod John harvye the sonne of John harvye of buckstede in the 

Countye of suffoke yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to John 
cawod Cetizen and stacioner of London from ye feaste of the 



byrth of our lordc god [25 December] 1566 ix yeres 



v]- 



pepwell Wylliam Browne the sonne of Rycharde browne late of 

Whytbatche in ye Countye [of] Salopfe husboundman Deceassed 
hath put hym self apprentes to arthure pepwell Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from ye feaste of saynte mychell 



th [e] archangell [29 September] anno 1566 ix yeres 
I. 324 



yj 



id 



[K^N^- <'""<•• 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



147] 



T hackett John Aylesbery ye sonne [of] John Aylesbury of the -Towne of 

SHROWESBURYE hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas hackett 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the byrth of our lorde god 
[25 December] anno 1566 tenne yeres . . . . vj* 



1 haryson Wylliam Blande the sonne of christofer blande late of Saffron 

Walldon yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to lucas 
haryson Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of easter 
[April or May] anno 1567 nyne yeres . . . . ■vj^ 



bynnyman 



John mather the sonne of thruston mather late of vigon in the 
Countye of lancastre yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to henry Bynnyman Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] 
anno 1566 Seaven yeres ....... vj* 



g Allen Wylliam Burton the sonne of Thomas Burton late of Wragbye 

in the Countye of Lynco[l]n Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to george Allen Cetizen and stacioner of London / from 
the feaste of e[a]ster [April or May] anno 1567 tenne yeres vj* 



parfoote nycholas Crowche the sonne of Wylliam crowche of westcom 

in ye Countye of Wylshyre husbondman hath put hjTn self 
apprentes to thomas purfoote Cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of e[a]ster [April or May] anno 1567 tenne yeres yj* 



master Jugge Christofer Crowe the sonne of Wylliam Crowe of London 
tyler hath put hym self apprentes to Rycharde Jugge Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of e[a]ster [April or 
May] anno 1567 viij yeres ...... vj* 



hackforth Thomas baglay the sonne of Roberte baglaye late of kendall 

in the Countye of yorke Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to Eoberte hackforth Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of penticoste [May or June] anno 1567 vij yeres vj^ 

I. 325 



[14711 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



J.C..ooi.{li^^ ] 



James Eobertes olyver alee the sonne of Wylijam a lee of thropson in the 
Countye of Northhampton glover hath put hjTn self apprentes 
to James Eobertes Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of the nativite of saynt John bapteste [24 June] anno 1567 
tenne yeres ......... TJ* 



J aide 



hewgh moores the sonne of henry moores late of bullynge in the 
Countye of Chester yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
John aide Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 



of penticoste [May or June] anno 1567 viij yeres 



^« 



Awdeiay Thomas Rxunnay the sonne of John Rumnay of London blacksmythe 

hath put hym self apprentes to John Awdeiay Cetizen and stacioner 
of London from the feaste of penticoste [May or June] 1567 



viij yeres 



^• 



master Jngge george blanshe the sonne of nycholas blanshe late of gaksa 
marynour Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Rychard Jugge 
Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1567 viij yeres .... vj* 



gouner Wylliam Jacson the sonne of Wylliam Jacson late of brygham 

in the Countye of Cumberland husboundman Deceassed hath 
put hym self apprentes to Stephen gonner Cetizen and stacioner 
of London / from the feaste of the nativite of saynt John bapteste 
[24 June] anno 1567 nyne yeres ..... yj* 



Wylkei Thomas lymbury the sonne of Thomas lymbury late of London 

baker Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to olyver Wylkes 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of penticoste 
[May or June] anno 1567 vij yeres . . . . vj* 



T parfoote Thomas James the sonne of David James of London yeoman 

hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas pnrfoote Cetizen 
and stacioner of London / from the feaste of the nativite 



of saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1567 z yeres . 
I. 326 



vj- 



[K/^^,S';j.Cawooa. 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



148] 



master Daye / Thomas asplyn the sonne of Wylliam asplyn late of London 
Cowper Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to John Daye 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of the 
Annuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1567 



Tiij yeres 



Yi' 



byii[y]man 



Eecevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycence for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled master crowlye his apolige or Defence of 
preDistination . . . . . . . . viij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycence for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled the ix"' and x"^ ti-agide[s] of LUCiors Anneus 
[Seneca] oute of the laten into englesshe by T W fellowe of 
Pembrek Hall in Chambryge iiij* 



maTshe 



Recevyd of Thomas mar she for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of bokes which he was in araryges in master Wally and master 
Dayes tyme / the one called lanfranke / the other the Gouurte of 

[These three works are registered a,t,pp. 268 and 272. 



vedu the thyrde stowes cronacle . . . . ij* vj* 



Sampson Recevyd of John Sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

Cruell inquysetion and plaquett which the papestes wolde brynge into 
Antiwa')pe and other Toimws in the Lowe Gountryes of Brahaunt 
Holand ajid Flandars ^c . . . . . . iiy* 



Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled an oxhorte and eke I pray tha,t GOD his spirite 
will scnde 8fc ....... . iiij* 

I. 327 



[148 b 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. '■'=*^«^\f:i:^'' ] 



lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett the abuse of ye sahooth of the lorde Sfc / 



iiij^ 



Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled an invidive agaynste the pajiestes 8fc j . iiij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 

of the examynation of cert en ivy\t]ches at Chensforde [Chelmsford^ 
hefor the queues majesties Jugdges in tlie Countye of Essex iiij* 



Dewea 



Recevyd of garrad Dewes for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanaclce and pronostication of master buckmaster for the yere 
of our lorde god anno 1567 . . . . . . viij* 



Awdelay Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the pluchjnge Donne of the Bomysshe 
churche .......... 



iiy* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the fyrste epestle of ovide .... 



ii^* 



Wekes Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the hynges psalmes and the queries prayers 



^' 



marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a composte or manuell of the hande in englesshe 
ffaythfully stranslayted wherby you may easly and with small 
travels .......... 



iiij* 



ihyngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled my wyfe she wyll do all she can tahe ma^trye 

a* better hande 8fc I iMJ* 

I. 328 



«i 



[J-^^1 '•"-»■' 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



149] 



marBhe 



Recevyd of Thomas [marshe] for his lycense for pryntinge of 
«[w] almanacke and pronostication of master Doctour i.ow for the 
yere of our lorde god 1566 ...... viij* 



Whaplade Recevyd of Dunstayne whaplade for his lycense for the pryntinge 



of t]ie epethaphe of syr MARTEN BOWES 



lUj" 



hackett 



Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled a Dlscription of the laste Wayge by Captayne 



Rybawlde into Terra Floryda ^c / 



iiij 



id 



aide and 
Jonnes 



Recevyd of John aide and Rycharde Jonnes for thayre lycense for 

pryntinge of a tru, Dlscription of a chylde bomne tvith Ruffes in 

the parrysshe of Myttcham in the County of Surry . iiij* 

[Written by H. B. This impression, printed hj J. Aide and E. Johnes, is dated the 
20th August 1566. It is entitled, The true Dlscription of a Childe with Ruffes, 
borne in the parish of Micheham, in the countie of Surrey, in the yeere of our Lord 
MDLxvi. ; and is reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, 
p. 360, Ed. 1867.] 



Pekerynge 



Recevyd of "Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 
of the secounde examynatlon and conf[e]syon of Augnnes 



WATERHOWSE and Jo[a]ne hyr Doughter &c 



uy" 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for prynting of a boke 
intituled a presydent for a prynce ..... iiij* 



JDenham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of aji 
epestle of ovide beynge the iiij"' epestle ^c . . . iiij* 



B Jonnei 



Recevyd of Eyoharde Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of the Gopye of a letter lately wretten in myter by a yonyv 
gentelwoman to hyr vnconstaunte louer ^'c . . . iiij* 
A Tbanscbipt Sfc. a I. 329 



[149f> 



22 July 156G— 22 July 1567. 



J.Cwoodlf^^ijr... ] 



mastei- Wally Recevyd of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the secounde well a daye generaly Rede and then Juge 
indefferently ^c . . . . . . . . iiy* 



Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a godly admonition for inen of eche degre to vse 
wherby we are admonysshed then vayne ballettes to Refuse iiy* 



Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled Wliose eckoo to all men Doth Crye beddeth 
them to Redresse thayre levinge Wyckedly . . . iiij* 



•hyngloton Recevyd of hewgh shyn[g]leton for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke Called thre commandmentes and lessons of aide Cato as 
he lay vjpon his Death bedd 8fc . . . . . iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for ye prynting of 
an almanacke and pronostication of george Wylliams for ye yvnt 
of our lorde god 1567 viij* 



(byngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the straggerynge estate of every Degre ^c iiij^ 



newbnryo Recevyd of Raufe newbury for his lycense for pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of master gayles for 



anno 1567 



vuj" 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 

compendious abstracto contayninge a mooste Delectabh conference 
betwene the wedded lyf and tlic syngle by master henry 



HAKR 
I. 330 



uy" 



[ UT}'-^'-^- 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



150] 



purfoote Eecevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the 
pryntinge of the mooste famosc history of the worthy lady 
FANBAVOLAY 8)-C I iiij* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of hryher Jekezye taken out of the v'* Chapter 

of the iiif^ holies of Kynges ...... iiij* 

[Written by George Mell. This undated impression, printed by T. Colwell, is 
reprinted by Mr Huth in his Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 61, Ed. 1867] 



Colwell 



Eecevyd [of] Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled the paynter in his prentis hood 



moralized 



[See the original poem entered aXp. 297] 



liyo 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled gyve place ye ladyes 8fc / 



iiij* 



Colwell Eecevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a ballett intituled the Joye of ij louers Src . , . iiij* 

Colwell Eecevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the Dysprayces of ingratitude malice or hatered and prayees 
of fryndeshipfB 8fc . . . . . . • • Uij 



master Seres Eecevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of peteh 



MARTER* prayers vpon the hole psalter Sfc 



lUj" 



hackett Eecevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a play 

intituled Eauf ItVYSTER BuSTER 8fc . . . . iiij* 

[Written by N. Udali, and believed to be the earliest printed specimen of English 
Comedy.] 



hackett Eecevyd of thomas hackett for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a playe intituled farre fetched and JDeare bowght ys good for 

ladliles iiij* 

I. 331 



[150l> 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



<=•'«*■ I ?.iar] 



Mmpion Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of the 

newes from Veenna fJie v"' of auguste anno 1566 of the stronge tovme 
and Casfell of Jula in Hungary e Sfc . . . . . iiij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 

an, ahnanache and pronostication of Joachacan hubeyghte with a 
comfortable Rule for m/irynours Sfc j . . . . viij* 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of barnabe gaynsforth 



for 1567 



TUJ* 



Denham Recevyd [of] henry Denham for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of Rychard Raynoldes 



for anno 1567 



▼uj* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of henry Rocheforth for 



anno 1567 



vxy" 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of a playe of fortune to knowe echo one hyr condidons and gentle 
manours aswell of Women as of men ^c . . . iUj* 



Lacye 



Receved of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballette intituled who lest to leave at Ease and lede a qiiyett 

lyf s,-c iiy* 



Awdeiaye Recevyd of John awdelay for his lycense of pryntinge of an other 



'>iewes from Veenna tlw laste of auguste anno 1566 
I. 332 



uij* 



[?„%S'^-}j.C.w««.. 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



151] 



marshe 



Eecevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycence for pryntinge of an 
ahnanacJce and pronostication of master Securis for anno 



1567 



viy" 



shyngleton Recetyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for prynting of 
a ballett intituled thoiigho fondly men wryte thayre myndes Women 
he of gentle kynde ....... iiy* 



ghingleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled I ivill say as I do fynde my luyf to me ys 
nothynge Icynde ........ iiy* 



Sutton 



Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled a mooste pleasaunt worke of the hole arte of 
physiogme ......... yj 



id 



L haryion Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

confyssion atid consents of all the Reformed churches heyonde the 
seas Towchynge all matters of Religion with a[w] ex[}i]ortation of 
master beza to the nobelite of Ffraunce for the Setting forth of the 
gospell .......... \j* 



hacltett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled ye banquett of Danties for all suche gestes that 
love moderatt Byate ....... iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
[an] Almanacke and a pro[no'\stication of master CoxE for the 
yere of our lorde god a thousand fyve hundereth thre shore and 
Seaven . . . . . . . . . . viij* 

I. 333 



[15H> 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



J.Oawood.|«;^»«'] 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam grefifeth for liis Ij'cense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled krasmus Rotokdamus contaynynge a moste 
pleasaunt Dialoge towchynge the entertaynment and vsage of gaystes 
in comen Innes Sj-c / ....... iiy* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his Ij'cense for pryntinge of the 



fyrste iiij'^ eggloges o/mantuan ^c 



inj" 



KTNOBSTO» 



Recevyd of John kyngestox for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled an exposion of saynte JouN \the\ 
bapteste, ........ [no sum stated] 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
pyditre of the Grosse which was auctorysshed by my lorde of 
London iiij'i 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled Weste Chester aho\u\ndeth with humble 



benedictioms 



[West Chester was the old name for Chester.] 



lUJ* 



S JonnM Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

cathechesme in Welshe and [apjpoynted by my lorde of 



London 



liij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled a Oaviat for commen Torsetors vulgarely Called 
vagabons by thomas harman iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge 

of [a] pcrpietuall almanack servinge for a memory all . iiij* 

I. 334 



|- R.^jj^g..|jcaw„od. 22 July 1566— 22 July 1567. 152 J 

Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of serteu 

versis in laten ........ iiij* 

bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for prjmtinge 
of an allmanacke and pronosticatmi of master mycheli, 

NOSTRADAMUS ....... . vlij* 

Coldoke Recevyd of ffraunces Coldoke for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled a new Bevinge for an olde grudge by 
Sutton . iiij* 

Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for prynting 

of a boke intituled a spedij warnynge agaynste the Day of 
Judgement ......... iiy* 

Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
the Beste of the Epestles of ovide xij^ 

charlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of an interlude of the Rejientaunce of MARY MAGDALEN ^c / iiij* 

charlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

an interlude named the Golledge of canonycall devices . iiij* 

greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam grefFeth for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled tempora Labumtiir other wyse ye Image of 
tyme iiij* 

bynnyman Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and a pronostication of master Elis bomemus for ye 
yore of our lordo god 1567 auctorysshed by my lorde of 

London , . . . viij* 

I. 335 



[152l> 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



'••^'""l^D'aT ] 



bynnyman Recovj^d of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for prjmtinge of a 
boke intituled the sounde of the truvipe auctorysshed by my lorde 
of London &c viij'' 

greffeth Recevyd of Wyllyam grefFeth for his lycense for prj'n tinge an 

Ephethappe of Captayne RANDALL .... iiij* 

[Captain Edward Randolph, see p. 209, was killed at Derry on the 12th November 
l.'56(i ; in a conflict iu which he defeated O'Neal. iitow,p. 1118, Ed. 1600.] 

msrshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled skyltons workes 



vuj" 



Awdelaye Recevyd of John Awdelay for his lycense for the pryntinge of the 



Sommonynge of Dame roi'ER Y 



iiy" 



R Tonnes 



Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
newe yeres gefte ....... iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

ahnanacke and pronostication of William browne for iij yeres 
with serten Rules of navifjation ..... vi^* 



Uaylarde * gave 
it to Austin 
Lawghton and 
Lawghton solde 
yt to henry 
myddleton / 



hackett 



Denham 



Recevyd of leonerde maylarde for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the style and mannour of inditynije any 
vianour of eposteles or letters to all Degrees and states by 

FULWoon . . . . . . . . . xij* 

[ * This addition is in the handwritinir of E. Collins, who became Clerk of the 
Company on the 30th May 1575 ; see next Register, /o/. 2.] 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled thearium [i. e. thcatrum^ mmidi the Bute of 
ye worlde by p bastian viij'' 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for ye pryntinge of the 

iiij"' parte [o/] seneca Workes .... V}'^ 



Toye Recevyd of humflfre Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the servis boke in Welshe auctorysshed by my lorde of 
London iij' iiij^ 



bynneman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the sowmle of the trumpe ^x . . iiy* 

I. 336 



[fD'aT-!'""-^ 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



153] 



Toye 



Recevyd of humfifrey Toye for his lycense for prjoitinge of the newe 



testament in welshe 



Ti3' 



Pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a mery pronostication for the yere of our lorde god 1567 by 
J Deknyll iiij* 

w pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Declanjnge the very tru Waye how that with fyre the 
worlds shall Decay ^c ...... . iiy* 



R SMTTHB Recevyd of Rycharde Smythe for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a boke intituled the xiij"^ questions composed in the Italon by master 



John bocace 



xy" 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas pnrfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

monstenis fysshe taken in the e[a]st parte of Hollande . iiy* 



pnrfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a monsterus pygge by Markett Rayson in Lynco[l]nshyre . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas pnrfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a strange syghte of ye sonne and in the elemente at Basell . iiij* 



•Id* Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled Declarynge by the scriptures the plages that have insued 

of whoredom ......... iiij* 

[Written by A. I. The colophon of this impression, printed by Allde, is dated 25th 
November 1566. It is reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, 
p. 149, Ed. 1867.] 



Jvaam Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled t}i£ naturall Judgennent hetwene lyf and 
Deathe 8^c . . . iiy* 

A TsAsacRiPT ^c. 43 I. 337 



[15311 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



'■o—M^Bsr] 



lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for tlie pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the Dyscription of the varyete of love . iiij* 



iMye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled a lamentable Waye . . . . . . iiy* 



shyngleton Recevyd of [Hugh] shyngleton for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled the lyfe of honeste eyther of vertu Hermans 



SCHOTTEN 



Wj 



ii 



bfnnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled ROFENCES spalmes in laten 



iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



booke intituled precationes erasme in laten 



iiij* 



»lde Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a , ballett 

intituled the Comonycation hetwene the husbounde and the wyf 
and Dyscommodytes of maryage graunted in master Seres 

tyme iiij* 

[No such work is entered to A.lde in the previous annual "accoanf It would therefore 
seem that this work was then licensed by W. Seres, but the fee not paid until this the 
following year.] 



•aate Recevyd of Thomas easte for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the comqueste of synne WJierin ys lamented the synfull estate 
of this presente age ........ iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled comme treppe yt TIIVM from Couiirte 



to carte 



ay" 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled epytaphes epygrames sonnges Sonettes by george 



TURBERVILE gent 

I. 338 



xy" 



f;l^-\,.,..«i. 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



154] 



maylarde Recevyd of leonerd maylerd for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the manuell of Epic?rET[us] translated oute of greke 
into englesshe / by John Sandforde .... viij* 



Coplande Recevyd of Wylliam Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a breaf and pleasaxmte treatese of the interpretation of 



Dreames 



ii^4 



Copland ReccAryd of Wylliam Copland for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



naturall conclusion 



uy" 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



serten verces of GUPTDE by master ffayre 



lig" 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled christian prayers and godly medytations 



iiy* 



master Jngge Recevyd of master Jngge for his lycense for the pryntinge of [a] 
boke intituled a defence of preestes maryges stablesshed by the 



imperiall lawes of this Realms of Englonde 



xy- 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke intituled serten mery tayles of skyltons 



mj' 



ColwaU 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
baUett intituled admcmytion agaynste Dice playe by churche 

YARDE im* ' 

I. 339 



[154fi 



22 July 1666—22 July 1667. 



j.o.w«d.|«-^;w«] 



Oolw«U Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a^ 

ballett intituled a fayne wolde I have a godly thynge to shewe 
vnto my ladye ........ iiij* 



Coplande Recevyd of "Wylliam Coplande for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke a mooste hreffe treatise of the strange Wonders 
seen these latter yeres in the Ayer insoundry Countryes .as in 
Oarmanye 8fc iiij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for prynting of 
a ballett intituled the history e of JUDITB and SOLTFEKNES iiij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a ballett intituled Roo well ye marynors moralyzed 



iiy" 



■»»»1>« Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 

a boke intituled a lerge cronacle of all the emperours from 
Julius Cesess to maximelius by Rychard Raynnoldes xvj* 



bTnnyman Recevyd [of] henry Bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled tlie Rest of the eggleges of manttjan . ii^* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Senham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled Aegemome or the cheseste and pryncipall vertues 
of stones by John maplett ^* 



XJauM Recevyd of Bycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a Reformation to JoME at a word moralized iiy* 
I. 340 



[ far } J- '""'""L 22 July 1 566— 22 July 1567. 155 ] 



Wekef Recevyd of henry wekes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled [HJorace epestles in englesshe &c / . . vj* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 
master no well his boke intituled an answere to master DoBMERs 
Disprqf to master NOWELLes his Reproffe . \no sum. stated'\ 



I*«y Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a tru dyscrvption of envye with a nother agaynste 
poperye .......... iiy* 



l4M]r6 Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled a merye Diologe betwene ASATALOOUS and 
VIRGO ii^j* 



I*«y« " Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a Dyaloge shewynge how the godly be condemned 
by ye glorious wor[l]delynges ...... iiy' 



T«y» Recevyd of master Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a playne and a fameliour introdoction toachynge howe 
to pronounce the letters in the brutisshe tov/mge 8fc / . . iiy* 



W»Uy Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled ye lam&ntinge of a yonge mayde who by grace 
ys fully stayde ........ ii^* 



•**• ' Recevyd [of] John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a comfortable answere to the lamentation of a 

tynner iijj* 

I. 341 



[15551 



marshe 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



j.c.w«d.{J:i;«« ] 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled ye fourth hoke of the Diall of prennces / compyled 
by the Ryghte Reverent fiather in god anthonye guevera 
bysshoppe of Mondognete &c 



xy* 



^"f* Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a Oatheehesme or mannour of teachynge of cheldren and other / the 
christian ffayth ocupyed in all the landea Domynions Ceties and 
townes that are vnder the myghty prynnce FEeBryKE palsegrave 
of ye Bl_h2yne 8fc iiij* 



B JTonnti 



Recevyd of Eycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of of 
a ballett intituled fayne wolde I have a vertuous wyfe adoumed 
with all modeste bothe mylde and meke of quyett lyf esteemynge 
chef hyr chastetye ........ iiij* 



Aide 



Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled lorde for thye merces sake pardon our 



»ynne 



liij" 



AM* / Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for his lycense for pryntinge 



of a ballett intituled stands faste ye marynours 



mj' 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Declarynge what thynges have happened through ye 



estimation of bewtye to the paynter 



lUJ 



a 



Denham 



Recevyd [of] henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the Imetaiion and ffolowynge of Cmsiste Worlds 
vanyties by thomas campryse yj* 

I. 342 



[?-i[!*«'-!j.Cawood. 



. Day. 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



156] 



marshe 



Recevyd [of] Thomas marshe for his lycense for his pryntinge of a 



boke intituled arithmetiea memorative in. laten . 



iiij* 



marshe 



pekerynge 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for his lycense 

for pryntinge of a boke intituled serten tragigall Discouurses 

into englesshe by geffray fynton gent [authorized] by my 

lorde of c.\nterbury ...... 

[A furtlier sum was subsequently paid on account of this work, see^. 356.] 



viij* 



Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for his pryntinge of 
a Warnynge to all Enghnde by GasuaUes of fyrefor all howsholders 
to take warnynge there at ...... iiij* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke of phisik for the sowle auctorysshed by my lorde of 



London 



vj- 



Button Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled Italion frynsshe englesshe and laten . . yj* 



Sutton 



Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled an cx\]i^ortation to all kynde of men how they shulde 
lerne to playe of the lute by Roberte ballarde . . \j^ 



•hyngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a treasys [^treatise] [in'] which ys provyd that the sowle of 
man Doth leve and wake after ye Departure of this worlde iiy* 



tli^ngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of the 



Couurte of VENUS moralized by Thomas bryce 



iiyi 



•nglonde Recevyd of nycholas englonde for his lycense for the 

pryntinge of a boke intituled the ij''' parte of [the] police 
of pleasure 8fc j . . . . . , [no sum stated'] 



I. 343 



[156ti 



22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 



j.o.,o^\f:i^'^ 



ffov maftwitfle of ffremeit 
anU lirctliren 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his admytting fre man of this howse 
the xv"* of auguste [1566] iy* iiij* 

Dowsynge Recevyd of Eoberte dowsynge for his admytting fre man of this 
howse the xv of auguste [1566] . . . . iij* iiy* 

k nedleton Recevyd of henry medleton for his admytting fre man of 
this howse by his ffathers patrymonye the xvij of ffebruarij 
[1567] iij' iiy* 

pelthyre Recevyd [of ?] pelthyre for his admyttinge brother of 

this howse the ij^^ Daye of Decembre [1566] . . ij* vj* 



waltere 



Recevyd of nyeholas Waltere for his admytting brother of this 
howse the iij**" Day of marche [1567] . . • y* 'j* 



browne 



Recevyd of charles browne for his admytting fireman of this howse 
the vij"* of maye [1567] iij* iiij* 



n«T*U Recevyd of Stephen van nevell for his admyttinge brother of this 

howse the iiij"* Daye of Jime [1567] . . . [710 sum stated] 



bowyer 



Recevyd of bastian van bowyer for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the iiij"" of June [1567] .... [no sum stated"] 



Cowpar 



Recevyd of Thomas Cowper for his admyttinge fFreman of this 
bowse the vij"" of June [1567] iij' iiij* 



JolutMn 



Recevyd of wa[I]ter Johnson for his admyttinge brother [of this 
house] the xv Daye of apryll [1567] . 



ij' vj* 



I. 344 



[IdIII^JJC""^ 22 July 1566— 22 July 1567. 157] 



i e^ e Recevyd of John shefiylde for his admyttinge ffreman of this 

Companye the vij Daye of June anno 1567 . iij' iiij^ 

Taylonr Recevyd of Wylliam Taylour for his admyttinge ffreman of this 

howse the vij"" Daye of June anno 1567 . . iij* iiij* 



a$ foloUicfH 

Recevyd of master Judson for his' fyne for that he cam not 
to the hall whan he was warned . . . xy* 

Recevyd of Wylliam norton for his fyne for that he kepte 

open his shoppe [in] ye sermond tyme . . xvj* 

[ 1 Was this Sermon on a week day or on a Sunday. ] 

Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke foF his fyne for that [he] kepte 
open his shoppe in the sermonde tyme . . xvj* 

Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his fyne for vndermydinge 
and procurynge as moche as in hym Ded lye a Copye ffrom 
Wylliam greffeth Culled </te fcofce o/ i2o^<7es . iij" 



an foloU)ctit 

Recevyd of arthure pepwell and Edwarde Button Renters of the 
Companye of ye stacioners of all suche somes of monye as 
hath comme to thayro handes by the space of one hole yere 
endings at the Anuntition of the virgen mary [25 March] 
anno 1567 the some of . . . . . xiij" xv' viij* 
A Transcript ^c. m * I. 345 



[ 157 b 22 July 1566—22 July 1567. '• o.w.«l { fi^" ] 

httt after fitjStteth all 

outfit pavimtntt^ as tht sa»li 
St|fcfiar!ie BuQQt anil Sohn 
3Pa^e fiatti laifH out from tht 

yifij^^ Drtwc of 3>ul» anno 1566 linto tftc jr^if Sa»c 

of 3ttl» anno 1567 tufltdt 2!5 llfi tftC »piiCC Of 

on( iiolc gew 



> 






« 



[i7i«;en entries {two of them run through) in the Origiiwl omitted.^ 



Item payd for the wrytinge of acctorytye of Thomas purfoote and 
hewgh shyngleton for thayre schearche y* ^^ 

• [One entry omiited.'\ 



Item Viyd for Nie chargeS^^ of WyHiam pekerjmge whan 
he [a]I^8ted ANTHtoYE KrrsoNV withouteMihe conseme of ye 
master ana wardens .^ . . \. . \. . VK 'J* 

rriiis entry being run through ; the money was evidently repaid to the Company, 
before this annual account was closed] 



Item Allowed towardes the Denner as yt Dothe appere by our 
ordenaimces ...... v" 

'I. 346 



» 



[f:^"}'-''^^'^ 22 July 1566— 22 July 1567. 158] 



Item payd to Thomas purfoote and hewgh shyngleton for thayre 

charges whan thay Rode abrode . . . v" 

[This amount evidently implies a long and continuous search.] 



l_Five entries omitted.^ 



Item a longe brusshe iiij* 

Item for a new geyste . . . . . . ij* 

Item a lode of sande ...... xij? 

\_Two entries omitted.'] 

Item payd for a key yj* 

master anU JiSHarlirens Uittft 
in 6» Sottn W$i^vthtvnt 

a!S folotuctii 

f 

[The following items are what we should now call the Beadle's Petty Cash.] 
Item ij quyers of paper ...... viy* 

Item byndinge of a paper boke .... x* 

Item for wax ..... . < . , ii^j* 

for howpynge of tubbes . . . '}■<' . . Ti^* 

for Drynke at tymes ...... TJ* 

for Roddes ........ iiy* 

for skurynge of the vessell y» 

for Caryinge out of Resshes [i. e. rushes out of the Hall] y* 

for the brycklayer ...;... xviy* 

I. 347 



# 






[ 158 tl 22 July 1566—22 July 1567. '• o«">«<' j JdI^^ ] 

master Uiar&ens l^ntf] a^^t^t^ 
auntes for boUrg tahtn 

1)0 tttontitiS ))ttrfootc aulr hrbgfi !$Jlt»nglcton 
in $crtcn jplacc!^ 

f The seven following fines were decreed by the Court ; but not all paid up by the time 
this annual account closed.] 

of Anthonye kydson for his fyne iij" vj» viij* 

. of Thomas marshe for his fyne . ij" Recevyd xx* 

of master whyte for his fyne . iiij" 

of garrad Dewes for his fyne . xx" 

of Abraham vei.e for his fyne . ij" 

of humffray Toye for his fyne . ij" Recevyd x" 

A fyne to be Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for that ho Ded 
sell premers to the haberdasshers as was Justly proved in anno 
1565 as yt Doth more playnly apcre by a Deere noted amongeste 
the boke of copyes and furthermore to brjoige in one suffycyent 
suerte for one hundreth pounde as yt Doth apere in the boke 

afore sayd be sydes the fyne .... yj" xiij* iiij* 

[Evidently some of the above who had been fined, had turned Queen's evidence 
upon tlie searcher, T- Purfoot ; and raked up against him a decree which otherwise 
might have been forgotten. 

The 'Book of Copies' — unhappily now lost — was the original Register of Books 
kept by the Company at this time ; from which it would seem tliat only such 
entries were ordinarily transferred to this Register as had reference to fees paid to the 
Company. What kind of books, and wherefore, those were which were then exempt 
from registration, or if registered, were entered without a fee ; only the ' Book of 
Constitutions' or 'Ordinances' — ^now lost, seep. 106 — could probably tell us.] 



Also there Doth Remayne in the handes of master tottle and 

master gpnneld thciXwardens \he some o!£ V which was 

Recevyd «\f garrad Sewes for j)ryntinge \f the boke\of I}.ogges 
anno 1567^ . . \ . . \ . . \ iij" >}• viij* 
[This entry was run through, as the money was not paid till the next year, seep. 369.] 

Also we Bycharde Jugge and John Daye have delyvered for the 
yere paste vnto ye new Wardens for this yere ensuynge anno 
1567 Eyehard Tottle and James gonneld all suche implemontes in 
the howse or be longnynge to the howse as yt Doth apere by a 
payre of Inventoryes indented wherof one Remayricth in the 
cheste with iij lockes and ye other with the Wardens afore 
named 
I. 348 



[ li:^\'- "•'"■L 22 July 1566—22 July 1567. 159 j 

A spoyne all gylte of the gyfte of master Jngge 

A spoyne all gylte of the gyfte of master Daye 

A bowle parcell gylte of ye gyfte of master kevall 

All these foresayd implementes appertay[n]inge or belongnynge 

to the howse with the some of Rycharde Jngge and 

John Daye Wardens for the yere paste anno 1567 hath Delyvered 
in the presens of master wolf then master for this yere to 
comme / master waye master Wallye master Seres master Jndson 
and master Irelonde / &c 

pervsed and Awdyted hy vs 

John W*aley / John Judson 
By me Rogcv yevlond 



Recevyd in money 



Recevyd more ij obligations contaynynge iij** poundes 
which in the hole maketh the some of 



By me Rychavde Tottyll 
James goneld 



I. 348 




[ 159 h 22 July 1566—22 July 1567. '■ caw«Ki \fl^- ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[Having, at this point, met with the following important Memorandum in the Public 
Record Office (State Papers, Dom. EHz., Vol. 15, No. 37), we insert it here. It is 
evidently a sunnuary of ' our boke,' for the penning of which Master Fawsett was paid 
IX" at p. lOfi. See also p. 1()4. The document is undated, but was undoubtedly 
written m 1 Elk. ; for it craves the confirmation of the Company's Charter, which, as 
we know, was effected on the 10th November 1569, seep. 134. 

How far tliis Memorandum recapitulates existing facts and customs, or how far it 
seeks for the obtaining of fresh powers, must be settled by other evidence. 

TEMt attoclcs co«tii»uc5r iit a iioftc for the 

fitiictoncris trratDcn out tn forme of UtDe 

t>i» ittii!^ter Kwdutriir IfutiliEtete 

HE confyrmation of the l[ett]res patentes graunted 
by the late kinge phillip and quene marye / to the 
stationers / / 

2 None to prynte oneles he be fire of the stationers / 

3 None to be a comon bokeseller in London or Westmynster 
vntyll he be bounde to kepe the orders and constytutions prescrybed 
by the stationers / 

4 Euery boke or thinge to be allowed by the stationers before 
yt be prynted / 

5 The stationers to make orders for pryntinge and bokesellinge 
and them to change as occasyon shall serue / 

6 The Master and wardens may inhibyte eny of the companye 
to prynte tyll he fynde surties to observe the[i]r orders / 

7 The stationers to haue aut[h]oryte to areste euery ofiender 
beyngo in London or 'W"est[minster] and to commytte hj-me to eny 
p[r]eyson in London, tyll he haue payde C shyllings for euery 
oflFence or more yf the greatnes of th[e] offence requyre, the one 
halfe to the quene the other halfe to the stationers. And to fjmde 
surties for hys good behauyoure from thensforthe / / 

8 Warrant to the Jaylour to receyue the partye arrested vpon 
theyr warranto / 

9 Aut[h]oryte to the chaunceller of Englande for the tj'me 
beinge to awarde processes in the[i]r ayde yf nede be / / / 

Endoned timply 

Stacyoners ] 
I. 350 



[?jril!^-^<"^«- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



160] 



master 55toIf 

ittiister 

itnlr 

master Eottle 

master gunellr 

iUHtarlrens 



of MgcftarUr^ Eottle antf 
Samt% Quntliit tften 
12lar)ien$ of the Com= 

)tani|>e of the Stacioners / of all stieite 
sommes of mon»e as ftath comme to thawre 
hantres from tlie y:}:ii 2Jaj»e of 3lttl»e anno 
1367 litito the y:y:ii Sajje of Sttlw anno 
1568 / tofiieli gs i)s tlw^ Sjjaee of one hole 
l>ere as tt'ololMetft / / 

Utttptts for pvtstntinat 
of iirenttsses 

John haryson Thomas man the sonne of John man late of Westbury in the 
Countye of glocester buttcher Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to John haryson Cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the natevite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] 
anno 1567 eighte yeres ....... vj* 

John foxe Wylliam stedman the sonne of Rycharde stedman late of 

BRAMESGRAYE in the Countye of 'Worce[s]ter Capper Deceassed 
hath put hym self apprentes to John foxe Cetizen and stacioner 
of London from the feaste of saynte James th[e]appostle 
[25 July] anno 1567 Seaven yeres . . . . vj* 

w pekerynge "Wa[l]ter Rede the sonne of Rycharde Rede of Wollerhampton 
in the Countye of stafforde yeoman hath put hym self 
apprentes to Wylliam pekerynge Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynte James th[e]appostle [25 July] anno 

vj* 

the sonne of John a Deane late of 
Wali.yngforde in the Countye of barkshyre yeoman Deceassed 
hath put hym self apprentes to John Wylliams Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of ye natevite of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1567 eighte yeres . . . YJ^ 

frynahe John bateman the sonne of John bateman of London clothworker 

hath put hym self apprentes to peter frynshe Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte mychell 
th[e]archangell [20 September] anno 1567 xij yeres . vj* 

I. 351 



J wyllyams 



1567 nyne yeres 
Bycharde a Deane 



[160t> 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



''•^•"••|?;^*SsJ 



W croke 



J wallye 



master Berei 



Lawghton 



george bneke 



John Wollay the sonne of John Wollay late of yekbury in 
the Countye of "Wyl[t]shyre hu8bond[inan] Deceassed hath put 
hjmi self apprentes to Wylliam Croke Cetizen and Stacioner 
of London / from the feaste of saynte mygchell th[e]archangell 
[29 September] anno 1567 Aleaven [eleven] yeres . vj* 

John Carter ye sonne of John Carter of create marlowk 
in the Countye of buck[s] yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to John Walley Cetizen and Stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynte barthelmewe th[e]appostle [24 August] anno 
1567 eighte yeres vj* 

John napor the sonne of Alexandre napor of the Cetie of 
EXETER taylor hath put hym self apprentes to Wylliam Seres 
Cetizen and Stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynte 
mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1567 njme 



yeres 



vj' 



Thomas phillippes the sonne of phillippe "Wylliams of 
Lanfyllowe in the Countye of heryforth husbondman hath 
put hym self apprentes to awgustyne Lawghton Cetizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde 
god [25 December] anno 1567 x yeres . . . yj* 

John horrell the sonne of John horrell of Elye in the Countye 
of Cambryge yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to george 
Bncke Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 1567 
X yeres 



vj 



a 



J WyUiMU 



bynnTmaii 



John bette the sonne of Wylliam bette late of chagforde 
in the Countye of Devon husbondman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to John Wylliams Cetizen and Stacioner of London 
from the feaste of ye bj'rth of our lorde god [25 December] 
1567 eighte yeres yj* 

Abraham powell the sonne of Wylliam powell of London 
stacioner hath put hym selfe apprentes to henry Bynnyman 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of ye 
puryfication of ye virgen mary anno 1567 [2 February 



1568] Seaven yeres 
I. 352 



V3« 



[? 



R. Tottle. 
Goneld. 



E. Wolfe. 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



161 J 



master Jogge 



• master Jngge 



marshe 



renham 



uiaster Tottle 



browne 



master Tottell 



Thomas gapper ye sonne of Thomas gapper of e[a]ste penard in 
the Countye of Somersett clerke hath put hym self apprentes 
to Rychard Jugge Cetizen and Stacioner of London from the 



feaste of penticoste [May or June] 1567 xj yeres 



^ 



id 



george hyll the sonne of John hyll of hunworth in the 
Countye of medlesex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
Lucas haryson Cetizen and Stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 

1567 eighte yeres ........ ■vj* 

[ • This side name is an erroneous repetition of the one above it. It should be 
L. Haryson.] 

Olyver Isackson the sonne of Eoberte Isackson of Salusbury 
bokebynder hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas marshe 
Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of the 
Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1568 / eighte 



yeres 



[Note. Here is a bookbinder living at Salisbury at this time.] 



VJ" 



Amyas christofer the sonne of Rycharde christofer of the Ceti 
of Exeter taylor hath put hym self apprentes to henry Denham 
Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of ye 
Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1568 



nyne yeres 



V' 



Roberte Cullyn the sonne of John Cullyn of bradnynshe in 
the Countye of Devon Wever hath put hym self apprentes to 
Rychard Tottle Cetizen and stacioner of London / from ye 
feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 
1568 tenne yeres vj'^ 

henry Daye the sonne of John Daye late of skydbrough in 
the Countye of Lynco[l]n husboundman Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to charles browne Cetizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of the Anuntion of ye virgen 
mary [25 March] anno 1568 eighte yeres . . . 'vj^ 

Thomas vesey the sonne of humffrye vesye of the Cetie of 
EXETER yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Rycharde 
Tottell Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1568 

Viijtll yej-eg ......... vj* 

A Transcript <Sfc. 45 I. 363 



[16H» 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



B, Wolfe. ) J Q^^^ J 



•Ue/ 



ColweU 



Colwell 



sampaon 



JoBiiN Recevyd of Eycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intitiiled ye tragecall comodye of Damonde and 
PETETAS iiij* 

Recevyd of John Aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
iniitxjX&A. the complaynt of JOEN A NEALE . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled an admonyssion or a letter of a yonge 
man iiij^ 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled hanna and PHENANNA 8fc . . . iiy* 

Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a Dyscription of vij pryncipall vices with ye Devyces of the 
same .......... iiij* 

ColweU Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
cm epytaphe of the Worthy Lady Elysabete countes of 
SEROWSBURY Uy* 

Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled afayringe . . . . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of Banf newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanache and pronostication of Thomas Startoppe for anno 
1668 viy* 

maribe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and a pronostication of master henry lovte for 
anno 1568 , viij* 

I, 364 



colweU 



newbnry 



E. Tottie. 



[?(i^5i!»-^«^»- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



162] 



marshe 



Dewes 



Denham 



coplande 



master Seres 



Vele 



glover 



Lacy 



Lacy 



Lacye 



Receryd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication [of] master John Secukis 
for anno 1568 ........ viij* 

Recevyd of garrad Dewes for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of master buckmaster 
for anno 1568 viij* 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled a mery metynge of maydes in 
London Sfc I iiy* 

Recevyd of Wylliam Coplande for his lycense for the 
pryntinge of a boke intituled a dyaloge betweene ij 
beggers [no sum stated] 

Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled the prodegious historye by george 

GRAFTON Xij* 

Recevyd of Abraham vele for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of master Johnson 
for anno 1568 viy* 

Recevyd of Jerome glover for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled the Swrvaynge of landes by valyntine 
LEE / xviij* 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled the songe of Jespeas Dowgther at 
his death ......... iiy* 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a ballett Mow tvell ye marynors moralyzed with ye story of 
Jonas iiij* 

[These two ballads evidently formed but one publication.] 

Recevyd of Alexandre Lacye for his lycense for ye pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled tJie godes of Love ^c / . . . iiy* 

I. 355 



[1621) 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



«Wo.f..iJ-^'«',.] 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
Imtory of -pope Alexanbek ...... iiij* 



•Ids 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycence for pryntinge of a ballfett 
intituled the lamentation of a synner .... 



iiij* 



•Ida 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycence for pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled the prayer of a mayde to GOD on 
hye Sfc / iiij* 



Denham Eecevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of • a 

boke intituled newes out of Powles churche yarde a trappe for 



syr MONTE 



uy" 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a godly medytation of ye christian Sowle . . iiy* 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of an almanacke and pronostication of master barnardyn for 



anno 1568 



viy" 



pekeryinge Recevyd of Wylliam Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of Joachym hubrygiite 
for anno 1568 ........ viij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of Symonde Pembroke for 
anno 1568 



viij* 



marthe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for the over plus mony for the 

tragecall Dyscources bj' fynton ..... xviij* 
[Making with the Sd. previously received, seep. 343, 2s. 2rf.] 



S«rei 



Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of serttm 
verces in laten by Hipocrates iiij* 



B Jonnei Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycence for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a gayneste whordom and thyfte 8fc . . iiij 
I. 356 



id 



[?-^n*^l'i|K-^°l'«- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



163] 



EJonnes Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a Tragedy of Al'ius and riRGlNE 



iiy" 



greffeth Recevyd of Wyllyam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled agaynste the shippe offooles . . iiij* 



Toye Recevyd of master Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a sparynge Hestraunte of many lavesshe vntruthes 
which master / Doctowr SARBTNGE blameth in the fyrste article 
of the bysshoppe of 8ALUSBURY his Reply by Edward 



DERTNGE 



VUJ" 



Bynnyman Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of henry Rocheforth for 



anno 1568 



viij* 



master Wallye Recevyd of master Wally for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke intituled Taverners postell vpon the gospelles 8fc j 



XV] 



id 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 

a V^oU/i+f iti+i+ii1q/-1 ^/^naint efiit Till oOOfuVthoi O^ifO 1111** 



I ballett intituled agaynste Dyssembelers 



uij 



liackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

letter sente by the maydes of London to the vertuous m,atrons and 
mistres[ses] of ye sums Getie . . . . . . iiij* 

pnrfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for ye pryntinge 

of a proper history e of ij Buche [i. e. German'] lovers 8fc / iiij* 



maylarde Recevyd of Leonarde maylarde for his lycense for the prjmtinge 
of a boke intituled a playne path Waye to perfyete 
vertu Sfc I . . iiij* 



hackejt Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a boke intituled ye Gosmographye of the Worste parte of the 
Worlde ...... f , r ■ 



iiij* 



I. 357 



t^-, 



[163ti 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



E. Wolfe. 



[ R. Tottle. 
J. Ooneld. 



Colwell 



Sanderson 



Senham 



aide 



aide 



Aids 



Aid* 



marihe 



Lacye 



sliyngleton 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge 
oi newe Sonettes and pretye pamplylettes 8fc . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of henry Sanderson for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of phillippe moore for 
xl yeres ....... [no sum stated^ 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled WYCKCLEFFes wycked [i. e. Wycliffe's 
Wicket] iiij* 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a christinmas Warnynge for hym yat intendeth to Ryde 
and mahe mery ahrode with hisffryndes 8fc . . . iiij* 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a Dowlefull Betty e of one FFKAXINCES Caere iiij* 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled the frutes of love and falshod of 
Women iiij* 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled GOD amende all yat ys a mysse / and GOD 
fiende love where none ys ^c / . . . . . . iiij'' 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the prjnitinge of a 
boke intituled tJie boke of Saloman proverbes / which he bowghte 
of Laoye ^c / iiij* 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled a yonge womans skyll / and how she became 
mistress and Ruled at hyr Wyll S/-e .... iiy* 

Recevyd of hewgh shjrngleton for his lycense for pryntinge 
of an history of lyf and vertu wheren ys towched the Couurce 
of mans lyf ^c iiij* 

I. 358 



[?;a.|«-^«"«- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



164] 



master Wally Recevyd of master Wallye for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke aiid pronosticatioii of mychell Nostradamus for 
auTw 1568 viij* 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 



boke intituled master Dodour haddons ivorhes 



XX" 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled Be tranquelitate Annima ... x* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a newe yeres gefte ..... 



iiij* 



marshe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 



1573'*"chl^gei « profataUe arte of gardenynge 



xy" 



with H: bynne- 
man for CATO 
lattin per licem / 



Bynnyman Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled songes and Sonnettes by thomas Bkyce iiy* 

KTN8EST0N Recevyd of John kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an allmanaclce and pronostication of Thomas Jenkynson for 



ann^ 1568 



vuj" 



Lacy 



Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled prepare you to Judgment the Baye ys at 
hande Uij* 



I*ey Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a baUett intituled a callynge to Bememhraunce of OODes 



mercye 



lUfl* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled the Truhble that PASRYS myghte 



sustayne ^-c 



uy" 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the trasurye of AMTDYCE contanynge Eloquente 
oracions made by Thomas pannell .... xij'' 

I. 359 



[16411 



22 July 1567—22 July 1 568. u. wou,, | f-^^^ ] 



bynnyman Recevj'd of henry B3nmymaa for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled tlw fearcfull fantyses of the Floryntine 



Oowper 



uy' 



master Cawod Recevj'd of master Cawood for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the shippe of fooles SfC . 



ij' yj* 



master Daye Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled the hole psalter stranslated into enrjlessJie 
myter .......... 



xiiij^ 



master Daye Recevyd of John Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled GYLBES [OILDAS] in laten 



iiij'' 



M» 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Roive ivell ye marynors moralyzed . . . iiij* 



lAcye Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a ballett intituled Bowe well GODes marynours . . iiij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a boke intituled ye ahn/dgement of the arte of Season ^c iiij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



boke intituled yejlowre of fryndshippe 



ni 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge 

of [a] ballett intituled a Dyscription betwene man and 
Woman ^c ........ . iiij* 



ColweU 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a heave harted man beynge a stadfaste 



Lover 8fc 
I. 360 



uij" 



f:^^]^-^'"'- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



165] 



master TotteU Eecevyd of master Tottle and Thomas marshe for thayre 
and marshe , . . . 

lycense for the pryntinge of a boke intituled the hole hoke of the 

JDyall of prynces ^c ..... . v* 



marshe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled Epygrames and sentices sprutuall by 



Draunt 



uij 



i4 



norton Recevyd of Wylliam norton for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a godly medicene which hath done mooste good by Roberte 
Rycharuson iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of the X commandementes in welshe pervsed by master Doctour 



YEALE 



iiy" 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of 

serten medytations vpon the xliij psalme .... iiij* 



hndson Recevyd of Rycharde hudson for his lycense for prynting of 

an Epytaph vpon the Duches of NOEFOLEE 



iiij* 



hndson 



Recevyd of Rycharde hudson for his lycense for prynting of 
a ballett intituled of peace and concorde .... iiy 



id 



Weke* Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a boke intituled ye myrror of the Laten tonge by Davyd 



ROWLANDE 



XJJ" 



Aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prjTitinge of a boke 
intituled a Dyscrypton of an monstcrus gyaunte . . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the 

pryntinge of a boke intituled the cosmographye of peter 



APYAN 



viy" 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a boke intituled . 
A Tkanscbipt Sfc. 46 



of a boke intituled sertyn prayers to he vsed in scholles SfC iiij* 



I. 361 



[ 165 h 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. ^^"^'-{l-l"^ ] 

Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Rowe well ye CsRISTes marynours . . . iiy* 

Eecevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
proclamation articles with ye edict in Ffraunce the iiij"^ Daye of 
marche anno 1567 iiij* 

Eecevyd of master Seres for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the preparation and vertu .... iiij* 

Eecevyd of g^les goddett for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
Dewty of chreldren towa'r[d]s thayre masters . . . iiij* 

Eecevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled FAMFSILUS the Lover / and MARIA the 
Woman beloved ^c iiij* 

Eecevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled j yf a Wehed Wyfe m,ay have hyr 
Willie/ iiij* 

aid* Eecevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the complaynte of Adam our greate graunde 
fayther ^c iiij* 

grefteth Eecevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for ye pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled / good felowes muste go learne to 
Daunce 8fc I iiij* 

greffeth Eecevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled a fayrewell to Alas I lover you over 
well 8fc iiij* 

grafbth Eecevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled a Dyttye newly made with admonyssion 

for youglflhe to leve ^e iiij* 

I. 362 



aide 



master Seres 



Serei 



goddett 



Senham 



aide 



[?-^sa>-^»««- 



22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



166 J 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffetli for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



a ballett intituled I am mery GOD sende you Sfc 



iiij" 



grrefFeth Recevyd of Wylliain greflfetli for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled Whytt payne Doth Testifye what tyme all men 
will leave vserye ^c j ...... , 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greJQFeth for his lycense for the prjoitinge 

of a ballett intituled the xvij Chapter of the iiij"^ bokes of 
hynges 8fc ........ . iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for 'prjmtinge of [a] 

ballett intituled of the woman that was constrayned to eate hyr 
Sonne for hunger 8fc / . . . . . . . iiy* 



Coldoke Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a boke intituled the brefe Dyscource of Roberte Baker in Gynney 
India Portyngyule and Ffraunce SfC / . . . . iiij* 



marshe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a boke intituled the flowres of Tyrrence ^c / . . iiij* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for prynting of a boke 
intituled <Ae Mt/'* 2'cw'e o/ ALEXCious .... viij* 



marshe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the hreafe Some of the hole byble with the ordenary of all 
degrees .......... 



iiij* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the 
pryntinge of a ballett intituled of qiwne Sabbe and kynge 
Saloman ^c iiij* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Collwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled I am mery GOD Dell you Sfc . . iiij* 

I. 363 



[166 b 



32 July 1567—22 July 1568. 



^^■^'IfS^l 



howa 



Day 



Denham 



L haryton 



Senham 



8e»f 



Bynnyman 



Denham 



Recevyd of Wylliam howe for his lycense for prynting of a 
ballett intituled of the Cutt pursses .... iiy* 

Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intitided a Dyscovery and playne Declaration of sunde7~y 2^oJ^yces 
practysed in the Spanysshe inquesision 8fc . . . viij* 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a boke intituled the myrror of amytie / sett fourth by thomas 
HowEi,L gent &c "vj^ 

Recevyd of Lucas haryson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled a Byxcionary ffrynshe and englesshe 8fC . xij* 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
a boke intituled pleasaunte tayles of the lyf of Rychard 
WOLNER 8j-c vj* 

Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the natures and properties of all Wynes yat are commonly 
vsed liere in Englonde Sfc j ..... . 'vj* 

Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled an awlnlcyente order of knyghte hood by henry 
TowRES iiy* 

Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled pleasaunte letters to be vsed in suetes of lawfull 
maryages ^c /.....••• iiJJ 



ffor ntaftffnfle of frcmen 
aitUr ftretftren 

aji fololuctfi 



botton Recevyd of Jerome botton for his admyttinge brother of this 
howsethe vti-of septembre [1567] ij» rj* 

I. 364 



[ ?wd.!»^'"«- 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 167 ] 



Recevyd of hannce betsolles for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xxviij'^ Daye of septembre [1567] . . ij» yj* 

Recevyd of peter harsaunte for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the x"' of octobre [1567] .... ij* vj* 

Recevyd of John Deplanshe for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the x*^ of octobre [1567] .... ij" vj* 

Recevyd of mathew tnrkeste for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the ij*» of ffebruarij [1568] ... . ij' yj* 

Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for his admyttinge fireman 
of this Companye the iij'^» of fiebruarye [1568] . . iy* iiij^ 

Recevyd of John hyll for his settinge over to the company of 
the vynteners the some of vij ponnds which Recevyd at ij tymes 
as apereth Yij^ 

Recevyd of John gerner for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the iij-i* of fiebruarij [1568] ij" vj* 

Recevyd of John Deryckson for his admytting brother of this 
howse the viij*'' Daye of fiebruarij [1568] ... ij* vj* 

Recevyd of John Corblett for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the xviij* Daye of fiebruarij [1568] .... ij* vj* 

Recevyd of Wylliam geppell for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xviij Daye of fiebruarij [1568] ... ij* vj* 



Recevyd of mathewe Bowler for his admyttinge freman of this 

Cetie the xviij of fiebruary [1568] . . . . iij* iiij* 

[In this and a few following entries ' Cetie ' stands for ' Companye.' It seems to be 
merely a verbal variation ; the fee remaining the same, viz. —the Half-Noble.] 



Recevyd of Thomas grege for his admytting fre man of this 
Cetie the xviij of ffebruarij [1568] .... iij* iiij* 

Recevyd of Jeffray Whyttingeton for his admyttinge fre man of 
this Cetie the xviij of fiebruarij [1568] . . . iy* iiij* 

Recevyd of John pyckherde for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xxv of June 1568 . . . . . ij* ■»]* 

I. 365 



[16711 22 July 1567— 22 July 1568. »• -^-i^' 1 ?^1dd. ] 



Recevyd of Thomas Dawson for his admytting ffreman of This 
Cetie the xviij of ffebruary [1568] ... iij" iiij* 

Becevyd of peter benson for his admyttinge ffreman of this Cetie 
the xviij of ffebruary [1568] .... iy* iiij* 

Recevyd of henry Waterson for his admyttinge fireman of this 
Cetie the xviij of ffebruary [1568] . . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of ffraunces adams for his admyttinge ffreman of this 
Cetie the vij* of marche [1568] . . . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Stephen Carter for his admytting ffreman of this 
Cetie the vij of marche [1568] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of lewes a Ffrynshe man for his admyttinge brother of 
this howse the xvj Daye of marche [1568] . . ij' 'vj* 

Recevyd of george coUyngwod for his admyttinge freman of the 
Cetie the xxviij of Aprill [1568] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Bycharde shellder for his admytting brother of this 
howse the thyrde of may [1568] .... Jj' YJ* 

Recevyd of master wallye for a dyxciona/ry . . XX.* 

[? A fine.] 

Recevyd of master Cawod for the herse clothe . xy* 

[Here is J. Cawood paying for the use of the herse cloth which he had given to the 
Company in 1555.] 

Recevyd of pety garson of his benevolence to ye howse the 

some of T' ....... . T* 

[1 Was Petit Garcon a sobriquet.1 

Recevyd for [i. e. hy the sale of\ serten Copyes which was 
gathered of the companye in the tyme of master tottle and 

master gnneld the some of xxxj' xj* . . . xxxj' ig* 

[See similar entries &Xpp. 184 and 188.] 

Recevyd of george byshoppe for his admyttinge freman of this 
Cetie the ix of ffebruary 1567 \i. e. 1568] . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Wylliam Venton for his admytting brother of this 
howse the xvij of octobre [1567] ... ij* TJ* 



I. 366 



[?Si.!»'^<'J^'- 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 168] 



ttor taftgnfle of f^nt^ 

!A» fblobctfi 

Recevyd of "Wylliam grefiPeth for his fyne for that he 

mysvsed hym seK towardes ye masters . . . ij* 

[i. e. The Master and Wardens.] 

Eecevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his fyne for yat he prynted 
a ballett without lycence ..... xvj* 

Recevyd of Thomas e[a]8t for his fyne for yat he prented a 
ballett for w pekerynge without ly cense . . xij'^ 

Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his fyne for yat he prynted a 
hohe with out lycence ...... vj* 

Recevyd of master Daye for his fyne for yat he came not to 
the hall at his howre appoynted . . . . x^j* 

Recevyd of lewes Games for his fyne for kepynge of an other 
mans sarvaunte ....... xq* 

Recevyd of phillippe Cuthyre for his fyne . . iiy* 

Recevyd of peter harsaunte for his fyne for gojoige awaye from 
his master contrary to orders ..... xy* 

Recevyd of thomas marshe for his fyne for yat he kepte a 
straunger contrary to orders ..... jty* 

Recevyd of augustyne Lawghton for his fyne for the kepynge 
of a pryntes contrary to orders .... xy* 

Recevyd of John foxe for his fyne for yat he came not to 
[t]he hall the xix of January [1568] ... vj* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fjoie for yat he cam not 
to the hall the xix of January [1568] . . . viij* 

Recevyd of John aide for his fyne ye same tyme [19 January 
1568] iiij'J 

Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his fyne the same tyme 
[19 January 1568] x^* 

Recevyd of george byssheppe and lucas haryson Wl:en thay 

Were taken into the levery ..... xxx* 
[Probably in June 1568.] 

I. 367 



[ 168 1» 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. aw.if..(fT;2Sd: ] 



Recevyd of nycholas blonnde for his fyne . . . xij* 

Recevyd of Thomas Dawson for his benevolence towardes the 
howse ......... xij* 

Recevyd of Thomas grege of his benevolennce towardes the 
howse .......... xij^ 

Recevyd of mathewe bowler of his benevolence towardes 'the 
howse ......... xy* 

Recevyd of John byshoppe of his benevolence towardes the 
howse ......... y* vj* 

Recevyd of Jerome botton for his fyne . . . xy* 

Eecevyd of [William] g[r]eflFen for his fyne for kepyng of a man 
contrary to [the] order [s] of this howse . . . xij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne for yat he boughte a[n] 
[ap]pryntes of Dennce h3rmslay and made not the masters prevy 
therof ......... yj* 

Recevyd of master Wally for his fyne for yat he kepte 
an other mans sarvaunte contrary to the orders of this 
howse ij* vj* 

Recevyd of master Toye for his fyne ... x* 

Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his fyne . . xx* 

Recevyd of garrad Dewes for his fyne . . . vj' viy* 
[ 1 Were the above three payments a portion of the fines inflicted a,tp. 348.] 

Recevyd of master Wally for his fyne . . . xij* 

Recevyd of master Wally for his fyne for dysobedyence V 

Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his fyne ... V* 

Recevyd of Thomas Cadman for his fyne . . . vj* viij* 

Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton for his fyne for his neclegence 

Whan he was Renter xx" 

I. 368 



[ ?o^S !=• '^'^'- 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. 169 ] 



Recevyd of Edwarde Sutton and Thomas marshe Renters of the 
Companye of stacioners of all suche sommes of monye as hath comme 
to thayre handes by the space of one hole yere / endynge at the 
feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen marye [25 march] anno 1568 
the somme of . . . . . . xiij" xiiij» viij* 

Recevj'd of garrad Dewes for fyne for yat he Ded prjoit ye boke of 
Bogges contrary to orders of this howse which was [ajsessed in ye 
tyme of master Jugge and master Daye as yt appereth in the boke 

of accomptes for yat tyme .... iij" vj' viij^ 

[Seep. 348.] 



fiere after iBnmtth all mtUt 
t)aifntentt$ as tftt sagUr 
i^^cHarHre Sottle anUr iiantes 
flunelUr ftatfi aagir ontt front 

«ie mi 3it»e of 3lia» anno X5C7 tinto the n^i 
Uitttc of 3ul» anno 1568 / btUcU ^^ li» the ssjiace 
of one hole ^evc 



'[Eight entries omittedJi 

payd to henry norton for half a yere . . iiij" 

\_Two entries omitted.'^ 

Item lente to hewgh shyngleton vpon a leace of his 
howse ....... xl» 

[One entry omitted.^ 

A Transcript ^c. 47 I. 369 



[ 16911 22 July 1567—22 July 1568. k-^oi^" l?Jo'fid. ] 



[^Two entries omitted.'] 

Layd out towardes the Denner as yt Doth appere by our 
ordenaunces ....... v'* 

[Two entries omitted.'] 

Also we Rycharde Tottle and master g^melde have Delyvered for 
the yere paste vnto the new wardens for the yere ensuynge 
anno 1568 / Rychard tottele and Roger Irelonde all suche 
implementes in the howse or belongnynge to the howse as yt 
Doth appere by a payre of Inventoryes / / / indented Wherof the 
ones Remayneth in the cheste with iij lockes and the other with 
the Wardens afore named 

A spone of the gyfte of master lambe gy[l]te 

A spone gylt« of the gyfte of master Tottle 

A spone gylte of the gyfte of master gunelde 

All these foresayd implementes appertaynge or belongynge to the 

howse with the somme of / Rycharde tottle and James 

gunelde Wardens for the yere paste anno 1568 hath Delyvered in the 
presens of /master Jagge then master for this yere to comme / master 
Waye / master wolf master cawod / master Seres / master Judson / 
and master Daye &c / 

Rychard Jugge master pewsed hy vs / 

wetnesse per me Rychavd Way William Seres 
Reginalde Wolff Jhon Judson 

hy me Johfl CttWOOd 

Recevyd in monye 

an oblygation of master cawod . . . xl^' 

pa}'d "" ^>^1yj^.■<l•^r. ^f T^,..t„.. T>oyo ^^li 

P^yJ o t the w hieh t hct ' o Itiu i uaii i' th in tho hnndoo ^ 
^ uf maal e i Wally fvv Rtiiti o f a eliambiu j 



-xu 



By me RycJiard Tottyll 
By me Roger yerlond 



I. 370 



r E. Tottle. 
L K. Irelond. 



j-E. Jugge. 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



170] 



:::!:: foSr ^"^^^ ^^ tut jcmm»u 

master Srelontrc of MgCHarll lEOttlt ^Utf 

UoQtv ^vtlontat tittn 
Wl^viitns of tht romvans 

of tfie stitctoners of all mcUc somes of 
monve as liatft eomme to tlia»re liantres 
from the ^^ii Dai> of 3ttl» anno X568 linto 
tfie KK>t 53a»e of SuIm anno 1569 lufu'efi 2!* 
iiji the s^aee of one hole £|ere as folotueth 



ffor iivesentinfle of 



hynde henry olyver ye sonne of henry olyver of henshamstede in 

the County of barkeshyre husboundman hath put hym self 
apprentes to John hynde Cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the nativite of saynt John bapteste [24 June] wnno 1568 elghte 



yeres 



yi' 



hudson Thomas newton the sonne of Rychard newton late of Loughborow 
in the County of lecestre yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Rychard hudson Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the nativite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1568 
eighte yeres tq* 



hackforth John Sutbury the sonne of James Sutbuky late of maplebacke 
in the County of nottyngham husboundman Dece[a]8sed hat[h] 
put hym self apprentes to Roberte hackfforth Cetizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the nativite of 
sajmte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1568 / eighte 
yeres . . . . yj* 

I. 371 



[17011 



22 July 1 568—22 July 1 569, n. ju«, j | Jow,. j 



Ifreffeth Roberte Walgrave the sonne of Rychard walgrave late qf 

BLACKLAY in. the Countye of Worcestre yeoman Deceassed hath 
put hym self apprentes to Wylliam greflFeth Cetizen and stacioner 
of London / from the feaste of the nativite of saynte John bapteste 
[24 June] anno 1568 viij yeres , , . . . vj* 



Colwell mathewe lenthroppe the sonne of nycholas lenthroppe late of 

PCMFFRYTH in the County of yorke husboundman Deceassed hath 
put hym self apprentes to Thomas Colwell Cetizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of saynte barthelmewe th[e]appostle 
[24 August] anno 1568 x yeres . . . , . vj^ 



W«ket Thomas gardener the sonne of John gardener of ip[s]wych 

in the County of suffo[l]ke Tanner hath put hym self apprentes 
to henry wakes Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of the nativite of saynte John bapteste [24 June] anno 1568 



vij yeres 



y]« 



BJonnes EUes Whjrtlay the sonne of John Whytlay Late of mowlde in 
the Countye of flyntshyre clothworker Deceassed hath put hym 
self apprentes to Eychard Jonnes Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynt mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] 
anno 1568 vij yeres ^* 



lothbnry James hurste the sonne of Wylliam hurste of the Cetie of oxforde 
yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Amolde lothbury Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the Anuntion of the virgen mary 
[25 March] anno 1569 vij yeres 'vj' 

I. 372 



r E. Tottle. ) •- Tn.». 



22 July 1568—22 July 15G9. 



171] 



gunner 



Thomas breache the sonne of Wylliam breache of steveni[n]ge 
in the Countye of Sussex shomaker hath put hym self apprentes 
to Stephen guner Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of saynte barthelmewe th[e]appostle [24 August] anno 



1568 



X yerea 



v 



eonneway Thomas Daves the sonne of Dated Jonnes Late of Landournocke 

in the Countye of Denbegh husboundman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to henry connewaye Cetizen and stacyoner of 
London flProm the nativite of saynt John baptest [24 June] 
anno 1569 [^Number of years not stated'} . . . . vj^ 



croker Jphn Bradway the sonne of Roberte bradwat of Longstoke in the 

county of of [South]hampton carpynter hath put hym self apprentes 
to henry Croker Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of the nativite of saynt John bapteste [24 June] anno 1568 



X yeres 



^3 



a 



F*y John Dyckynson the sonne of Roberte dyckynson of 

Ryckmansworth in the county of harfotjrth glover hath put 
hym self apprentes to Wylliam gray Cetizen and stacioner of 
London from the feaste of saynte barthelmew th[e]appostIe 
[24 August] anno 1568 nyne yeres . . . . vj 



id 



p harjion Egedion pekens the sonne of John pekens Late of "Westmester 

gent Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to Incas haryson 
Cetizen and stacioner of London / firom the feaste of saynte mychell 
th [e] archangeU [29 September] in the yere of our lorde god a 
thowsande fyve humderth iij skore and eighte x yeres vj* 

I. 373 



[17H> 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



^•^•w!l:S5^;d. ] 



ffilyt Wyllyam Smyth the sonne of Wylliam Smyth of overtoh in the 

Countye of Wyl[t]shyre myller hath put hym self apprentes to 
ffirannces godljrf Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste 
of ye Anuntion of ye virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 viij 



yeres 



^0 



eonneway James conneway the sonne of edward coneway of Rudlande in 

the County of flyntshyre yeoman / hath put hym self apprentes 
to henry coneway Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynt John bapteste [24 June] an7w 1568 viij 



yeres 



T)° 



conneway Thomas goodman the sonne of Thomas goodman of egham in 
the countye of Surry husboundman hath put hym self 
apprentes to henry conneway Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynt John bapteste [24 June] anno 1568 
nyne yeres vj^ 



Cutberte Baynolde Boyse the sonne of Wyllyam boyse of Dalyngton 

in the Countye of nor[t]hampton husboundman hath put hym 
self apprentes to John Cutberte Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynt mycheU th[e]archangell [29 September] 
anno 1568 eighte yeres ....... vj* 



kyrham Abraham Cotton the sonne of John cotton late of London barber 
Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to henry kyrham Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde 
god [25 December] 1568 vij yeres TJf 

I. 374 



[l:SS?^d.}^'»«^ 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



172] 



master Jngge Cutberte Dawson the sonne of cutberte Dawson Late of 
ma[n]yingtre in the countye of Essex taylour Deceassed hath 
put hym self apprentes to Rychard Jugge Cetizen and stacioner 
of London / from the feaste of Androwe th[e]appostle [30 November] 
anno 1568 viij yeres ....... tj* 



alien Roberte Story the sonne of ffraunces Story of Dumstable in 

the countye of bedforde yeoman hath put [him] self apprentes 
to george alien Cetizen and stacioner of London from the byrth of 
our lorde god [25 December] 1568 x yeres . . . vj* 



chappman hewghe corne the sonne of John corne Late of Ruton in the county 
of SHROPSHYRE yeoman Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to Thomas chapman Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
byrth of our Lorde [25 December] 1568 viij yeres . . yj 



id 



sturrope John moore the sonne of John moore late of London taylour 

Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to thomas sturroppe cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication 
of the virgen mary anno 1568 [2 February 1569] viij 



yeres 



vj' 



master Wally Roberte Worslay ye sonne of John worslay of ye cetie of norwych 
mercer hath put hymself apprentes to John Wallye Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the puryfication 
of the virgen mary anno 1568 [2 February 1569] x 
yeres yj^ 



Cutberte John porter ye sonne of Thomas porter of haslyngfylde in 

the countye of Cambryge yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to John Cutberte Cetizen and stacioner of London from the byrth 
of our lorde god [25 December] 1568 viij yeres . . yj* 

I. 375 



[172t> 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



T» T„~p. (ILTotae. T 
*• '""«•• i K. Irelond. J 



master tottle Wyllyam ffyssher the sonne of John ffysher of Ceren[c]estek 
in the county of glo[uce]ster butcher hath put hym self apprentes 
to Kychard tottle Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 
feaste of saynt James the appostle [25 July] anno 1568 



xuij yeres 



V]" 



Lharyson Eoger Wayse the sonne of Thomas Wayse of edwardestone in 

the countye of suffo[l]ke carpynter hath put hym self apprentes 
to Lucas haryson Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of ye Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 



xj yeres 



vj" 



marthe Edwarde letherlande the sonne of Rychard letherlande of the 

Cctie of glo[uce]ster farror hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
marshe Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte 
James th[e]apostle [25 July] anno 1568 vij yeres . . vj* 



bygihoppe John Travis the sonne of Bryan Traves of the I[s]le of wyghte 
in the Countye of hampshyre hath put hym self apprentes to 
george bysshoppe Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of ye Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 



Tiij yeres 



Yi' 



Cristofer marshaU the sonne of James Marshall of the Cetie 
of yorke yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to george alien 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of ye Anumtion 
[of the] virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 nyne 
yeres vj^ 



L haryton 



John CanncelouT the sonne of John cancelour Late of charlton 
ADAM in the Countye of Somersett yeoman Deceassed hath put 
hym self apprentes to lucas haryson Cetizen and stacioner of 
London / from the feaste of the nativite of saynte [John the] 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1569 viij yeres . . . . ^* 

I. 376 



E. Tottle. ; 
£. Irelond. i 



E. Jugge. 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



173] 



mayiarde Eycharde grafton the sonne of Randall grafton of "Wori.eston in 

the Counte of Chester yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
leonerd maylard Cetizen and Stacioner of London from the feaste 
of the Anumtion of the virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 
nyne yeres ......... yj* 



master Jngge Eycharde yardlay the sonne of Thomas yardelay Late of morton 
in the Countye of warwyke gent Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Rychard Jugge Cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of the Anuntion of ye virgen mary [25 March] anno 1569 



vij yeres 



Ti 



id 



Pekerynge george Pellam the sonne of george pellam of "Wye in the Coumtye 
of KYNTE shomaker hath put hym self apprentes to Wylliam 
pekerynge Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
penticoste [May or June] anno 1569 xj yeres . . . vj 



id 



master tottle Eycharde Lewes the sonne the sonne of Thomas Lewes of London 
shomaker hath put hym self apprentes to Eycharde Tottle Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynte James 



th[e]appo8tle [25 July] anno 1568 viij yeres 



V3° 



C^tevgnfle of €op^t^ 



vekM 



Eecevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a trygecall hystorye of AGATB:ocli:s . . . xij* 



WelMf Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled ye buckler of the christian ffayth 8fc j . . . xij* 
A Transcript ^c. 4& . I. 377 



[173tJ 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



^'■^•ISiSS^d.] 



Wekes Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled CORNELIOUS EGRIPA . . . . xvj* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

Bolde to Benyman yjoj^g intituled the marvclus Dedes and the lyf of LAZAMO DE 



19 Junij 1573 



TOEMES 



vi^* 



aide 



Recevyd [of] John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled to ye prai/se of good women ye xiij chapeter of ye 



Proverbis 



uy" 



Aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled how ABRAHAM offered ISACKE Sfc j . . . iiy 



id 



Bynnyman Recevyd of henry B3mnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke in Duche \_Oerman'] auctorysshed by [my] lorde of London vj^ 



Lacy 



Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a godly ballett taken out of ye iiij^^ chapeter of 



TOBEAS 



uy" 



marshe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanache and pronostication of henry loove . . . viy* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the complaynte of JoSEl'rus 8fc ... iiy* 



emeilay Receved of Dennes emeslay for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
introduction of christians [authorized] by my lorde of 
London iijj* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
ex\h'\ortation to Englonde to Joyne for Defence of trii 
Religion iiy* 

I. 378 



[ I: I'Zl I »• '"««•• 22 July 1568—22 July 1 569. 174 ] 

Jonnes Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
ballett intituled and taken out of the vf^ chapeter of the iiij"' bake of 
kynges §-c iiij* 

marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

almanacke and pronostication o{ John Securys . . viij* 

Lacy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled Wlian all thynges to to passe S^e . . ii^j* 

Lacye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled all Wyckednes Both begenne to amende as Bothe Sowre ale in 
somner . . . . ■ . . . ■ • iiij* 

Dewes Recevyd of garrad Dewes for his lycense for prynting of an 

almanack and pronostication o{ BVCKUASTBR8 . . . viy* 

Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for prynting of a shorte 
treates towchynge the perpetuall Reioyce and gladnes of the 
godly Sj'c iiy* 

aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge a profitable and 
pleasaunt ffayrynge iiy* 

haryson Recevyd of Lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled how the Cardenall of LowRYN \_LosSAINE\ hyndered the 
peace in Ffraunce Sfc ...... • ii^* 

aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a play lyke 

Wyll to lyke quod the Bevell to the Collyer . , . iiy* 

aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 

the gretiom complaynt of LuCRECE iiij* 

I. 379 



[174t> 



22 July 1 568—22 July 1569. e. jugge. 1 1 ^'S.^ ] 



•Ida 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the Image of evell Women iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled A tru invocation of GOD in the name of Christe 



Jesus 



iiy" 



englonde Recevyd of nycholas englonde for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an almanacke and pronostication of Doctor bomelious 



vm* 



colweU Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for prjm tinge of a ballett 

in[ti]tuled ye horable and Wofull Dystrustimi of Jerusalem . iiij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a playne Demonstration of the errynge estate of the Jtomysshe 



churche 



1UJ° 



grefbth Recevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for a boke intituled 
the tragecall history of FLOBESICUS 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of Robbers and shefters .... iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam grefifeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled tlie paynter moralyzed .... 



iiij* 



BoBOTHUM Recevyd of James Robothum for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the breffe and playne instruction to lerne to play on the 
gyttron and also the Cetterne iiij* 



Jonnei Recevyd of Eycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of 



a Remedy agaynste the mutabelite of fortune 
I. 380 



U1J° 



[ ISf^dJR- J^eeo- 22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



175] 



Jonnes Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for prynting of serten 



instructions from ah hoivseholder to his chehlren 



iiij* 



Jonnes 



Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of ij 
ballettes the one intreatinge of the stadfastnes of Women and the 
other an ex[Ii\ortation to allmaydesfor to leva vertusly 8fc / viij* 



L haryson 



Eecevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the game of iij Whett stones . . . viij* 



pekeryng Eecevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for the pryntinge 



of a ballett intituled the golden apple 



uy" 



Irolonde Recevyd of master Irelonde for his lycense for prjmting of an 

almanacke and pronostication of Wylliam Johnson . 



iiij* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



a mounsterusfj/sshe which was taken in Ip\_s'\wyc}ie 



mj" 



Pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
baUett intituled the truhle of the poore christians yat suffer for 



CsRiSTes sake 



uij" 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for pryntinge of a tragecall Dyscourse 

of ij cnglesshe lovers ....... 



iiij* 



Wekes Recevyd of henry Wekes for his lycense for prynting of Roffences 

psalmes in Laten ......•• 



iiijd 



Jonnes 



Recevyd of Eycharde Jonnes for [his] lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a lokyngc glasse iiij* 

I. 381 



[175 6 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. • b, Jugg.. J 1 222^, ] 



Bynnyman Eecevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intittiled De antequetate Cantibrigensis [authorized] by my 
lorde of Canterbury xvj'* 



marehe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge [of] 
an almanacke and pr&nostication of Thomas Stephens gent viij* 



Pekerynge Recevyd of "Wylliain Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 

an almanacke and pronostication of Joachym hubryghte . viij* 



purfoot* Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a [«] 



ex[}i]ortation treatinge of the mesery of this worlde 



mj" 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled agaynste pryde and vayne glory e . . . iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 
intituled awake out of your slumbre ■ . . . . iiij* 



bynnymftii 



Recevyd of henry Bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled serten secrete Wounders by edwarde fynton xvj* 



WTOHTI 



Recevyd of master Wyghte for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled graffyn playntinge [authorized] by [my] lorde of 



Canterbury 



iiy 



id 



jmrfoota Recevyd of Thomas Purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boko intituled Dchytour and Crcdytour made by pele ij' yj* 



iMy Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



tragecall hyatory of UASARJYE 
I. 382 



• • 



uy^ 



[ t; IXnl \ »• J«irge. 22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



176] 



Jonnes 



Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled l>YGMALY^ 



uy" 



Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

baUett intituled the [v]vanderynge pry nee moralyzed . iiij'^ 



Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a heavenly arte how men shall lyve . . iiij* 



howe 



Recevyd of Wylliam how for his lycense for the prjTitinge of a 
boke intituled the prayse and Dysprayse . . . . iiij* 



howe 



Recevyd of Wylliam how for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
hoke vaiiivHiedi ye castell of memorye- iiij* 



Sampson 



Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

monsteriis chylde which was home at Maydestone . . iiij* 

[Anonymously written. The title is, The forme and shape of a moiutrous Child, 
borne at Maydstone in Kent, the xx-iiij of October, 1568. Awdeley's colophon is 
dated 23rd December [1568]. It is renrintea by Mr Huth in Aiment Ballads and 
Broadsides, p. 288, Ed. 1867.] 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prj^ntinge of a ballet t 
intituled Whan Ragenge lustes moralyzed .... iiij^ 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 



table contaynynge many prety pleasaunte pastymes 



vj 



id 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 
ye playe of SUSANNA iiij* 



Recevyd of John stem- and aknolde van gulke for thayre 
lycensses for prynting of an oi almanacke in Duche \_Oerman'] viij* 



marshe Recevyd of thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

iatitxAed the lyne of hjberalyte . . . . . . iiij* 

I. 383 






[176ii 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



K- Jorco- j a. Irelond. J 



shyngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke intituled the Justification of a christian ffayth 



lUj" 



pekeryng Eecevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an ex\h'\ortation icherby Englonde may knowe 



vj' 



•Id* 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a Dyolege betwene GOD and man . . . iiy* 



Colwell Recevyd of thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the philosifor lernynges .... iiij* 

[Written by W. Eldbrton, and entitled A proper newe Ballad sheweing that 
philosophers learnywjes are full of good wamyiufes, Sc. Colwell's colophon is 
without a date. It is reprinted by Mr Hutu in Ancie-nt Ballads and Broadsides, 
p. 202, Ed. 1867.] 



ColweU 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the prayse of my lady marques 8fc . . iiij* 

[Written by W. Elderton. Colwell's colophon is without a date. It is reprinted by 
Mr HcTH in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 19, Ed. 1867.] 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled ye mesyres of scholemasters 



iiy" 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for the pryntinge of an 
Epytaphe of the lyf and Death of master COVERDAYLE 



iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of the copye 
of a letter sent by one of th.e Campe ofyeprynce of CoNDYE iiij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for pryntinge of a ballett taken 
out of the 14 chapter of saynt IjVKK . 



iiy* 



Lacy Recevyd of Alexander lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the terrybk Dystruction of SoDOH and 
OOMORA ......... 



iiy* 



I. 384 



r B. TotUe. 1 p ,„__. 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



177] 



Coiwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled Bemembryng man of the Judgement Baye . . iiij* 

liarysoi Rece-pyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled a Dyscourse of thyngcs happened in Ffraunce iiij* 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the skippe of saulf garde ..... 



iiij* 



Jonnes Recevyd of Kycharde Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

epetaphe of the Worthy Lady my Lady KNO WELLES . iiij^ 



Senliam Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



the X eommandementes in spanysshe 



uy" 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

history ofpayeiente ORES ELL 8fc viij* 

[A most pleasant Ballad of patient GRESSELL, without date, or name of author, 
printer, or place of printing, is reprinted by Mr Hutu in Ancient Ballads and 
Broadsides, p. 25, Ed. 1867.] 



master toye Recevyd of master Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

history of ALEXANDRE taken oute of DEODO [i. e. Diodorus 



SicuLUs] [authorized] by my Lorde of London 



uij 



\i 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled ye travelynge pylgram [authorized] by my Lorde 



of London 



vj" 



»ampaon Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of ye 

endes and Deathes of ij prisoners lately pressed to Death in 
Newgate .......... 



iiij* 



e[»]rt Recevyd of Thomas e[a]st for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a boke intituled ovide invictive agaynste Ibis . 
A Trasscript ^c. 49 



iiy* 
I. 389 



[177t> 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



^ ''^•- 1 K. Irelond. J 



eWit Recevyd of Thomas e[a]8t for his lycense for the pryntinge of [a] 

ballctt intituled a battcll betwene the myce mid the ffrougges iiij^ 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled pedler and his packe 



liy" 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled a Byaloge shewynge the hiisboumbnam 



treasure 



liij" 



Jonaes 



Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett the lenger thou leteste the moreffoole thow . . iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a Cristall glasse gyven on saynt Valyntines 
Day 



iiij* 



Jonnee Recevyd of Rycharde Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled ACSYSIOUS iiij* 



Jonnea Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for the prjTitinge of a 

ballett intituled Wherby women may beware 8fC 



iiy* 



marthe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



boke intituled the olde CATO and prayse of olde age 



uy" 



Jonne* Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the chaste lyf of JoSEFU .... iiij* 



Jonnei Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

[ballad] intituled all mass his men Drawe nere 



iiij* 



7onnei Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the story of ij ffaythfull Lovers 8fc . . . 
I. 386 



iiij* 



[ l;Sli'nd>- J"KK« 22 July 1568—22 July 1 569. 



178] 



^^"y Recevyd of [Alexander] lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled preserve me lorde irith thy stronge hande iiij* 



Lacy 



awdelay 



Recevyd for [Alexander] Lacy for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled afrutfull songe ofbearynge of CsmsTes Crosse iiij* 

Recevj'd of John awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
Daunce and songe of Deathe ..... iiij* 



lacy Recevyd of aly [i. e. Alexander lacy] for his lycense to prynte 



ballett intituled Desperate Dycke 



iiij* 



•hyngletoii Recevyd [of Hugh] shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of 



the Retome of olde well spoken NO body 



uy 



id 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

man^fg jLwP^' intituled the closett of Coimselks iiij* 

man um/ ^^ ^j^j^ ^^^^ .^^ -^ Eichard CoUins' handwriting, as on^. 272, 336, and 418.] 



L haryBon Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 



master Seres 



intituled the [*]y* ryage of master hawkyns 



lUj" 



Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled arthographe contaynyng the Due order of Heason ij' iiij^ 



amolde Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for prjTitinge of a 
ballett intituled the Juste Judgement of zaleucus agaynste 
Whoredom 



iiij* 



maTBhe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled HOWLExres Dyxcionary which he bought of master 
EedeU ij' vj* 



maMhe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled MARCUS TULLIOVS SECEBO Sfc vj* 

I. 387 



^'tHi* 



[ 178 h 22 July 1 568—22 July 1 5G9. r. Juk.. | | ]Xni. ] 

aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballet 
intituled a Reioycynge of TYTUS viij* 

aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett in 

tituled agaynste pryde 8(c . . . . . . . iiy* 

Colwell Recevyd of [Thomas] colwell for his lycense for pryntinge a ballett 

intituled good Coumell Do I icych . . . . . iiij* 

ColweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the clere and crespall skynne 8fc . . . . iiij* 

greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled all in a garden grene .... iiy^ 

greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled howe women the xcytty and Worthy to tra\i]ne iiij* 

greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge a ballett 

intituled a icoynge Dedes these Rusters all 8fc . . . iiij* 

greffeth Recevyd of Wyllyam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled puttinge men in memorye how GOD Drowncth the 
worlde iiij* 

Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled Hacknay and Hye gate ys at stryffe . . iiij* 

Recevyd of ffrannces coldoke for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the cndc of the ic" hoke of helioderus ethiopium 
historye x^* 

b«iuo]i Recevyd of peter bynson for his lycense for pryntinge of Iniunctions 
by ye Ryghte [reverend'] fatlwr in god [Hugh Brady] bysshoppe of 
Meath in Irelonde iiij* 

I. 388 



greffeth 



Coldocke 



:i:E^^n\!«-^"s^- 



22 July 1568—22 July 1569. 



179] 



purfoote Recevj'd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the prynting of a 
boke intituled kynge Ryckard Cur de lyon [i. e. Cgeur 
DE Liok] iiij* 



purfoote 



Recevyd of thomas purfoote for his lycense for prjrntinge of a 



boke intituled GENERYSES 



1UJ° 



purfoote 



Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the Some of Devitite [i. e. Divinity'] boughte of 
John Sampson ........ 



iiij* 



aide 



Recevj^d of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled /)-eer ^t'^^ifj! 



iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
mtituied. the ffreer and 1/e boye ..... ii^* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Deeeate of Women . . . . . iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled BEVES of Hampton 



iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled ^ry/«s/<e englcsshe and Duche [i. e. Germanl . iiij* 



Irelonde Recevyd of master Irelonde for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke intituled beicare the Catt by wylliam bawdw[i]n 



uy" 



Tottle and 
Toye 



Recevyd of master Tottle and humfirey Toye for thayre lycense for 
pryntinge of a boke intituled the Cronacle at karge . viij' 



ttbne$ for ftrcaftgitfle 
of orJiers 

n^ folohictfi 



I. 389 



[ 179 h 22 July 1 568—22 July 1 569. a. j^. { I Jotu. j 



Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his fyne for yat he served premers 
and Cathechesmes to the haberdasshers contrary to ye orders of 
this howse ....... xl» 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe and John haryson Renters of this howse 
for the yere paste the some of xvj" xv» as yt Doth appere by the 
awdj^tours that ys to say master Seres master Daye and master 
gruinelde xyj" xv» 



Wfxt fttiitteste of ntistves 



toge 



Recevyd of humffray Toy the some of iiij" of good and lawfull 
monye of Englonde which was the bequeste of Elysabeth Toye 
Wydowe late of London stacioner Deceassed . iiy" 



flfor maftffnfle of f(xt men 

il$ tfolotDCtfl 

Recevyd of peter Conneway for his admyttinge freman of this howse 
the xiiij Day of octobre anno prcedicto [i. e. 1568] iij» iiij* 

Recevyd of Wylliam Edmondes for his admytting freman of this 
howse the xviij Day of novembor [1568] . . iij* iiy* 

Recevyd of John Bogers for his admyttinge fre man of this howse 
the viij Daye of Decembre [1568] . . iij" iiy* 

I. 390 



[ I: IXll I ^- '^^'- 22 July 1 568— 22 July 1569. 180 ] 



Recevyd of John Whallay for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse by his ffathers patrymonye the x*'' Daye of Decembro 
anno 1568 iij" iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas venables for his admyttinge fre man of this 
howse the iij'^^ of marche anno 1568 [i. e. 1569] . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas Jutt for his admyttinge fre man of this howse 
the iij"*' of marche [1569] iij' iiij^ 

Recevyd of Edwards aslett for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the iij^® of marche [1569] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Wylliam Wydowes for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the iij*'' Daye of marche [1569] . . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of John greffeth for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the iij"^" of aprell [1569] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of peter Depues for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the ix of maye [1569] ...... iij' iiy* 



Recevyd of garad Dewes and Thomas hackett Whan thay were 
taken into the lyverye . . . . ... xxx' 



httt $Xttt tn^uttfi all 
Sttcfte yasntentes as tht sa»Jr 
Mi)cHav))r tottU anUr Hosev 
airelondre ftatfc lagH out from 

tUc KK>I Saw of Sulo anno 1508 bnto the KK<f 2Ja» 
of Sulij iiiuio 13G0 [U)h(dt] giS hu [the] sprtcc of one 
ftolc ficrc 

I. 391 



[ 180 h 22 JiUy 1 568—22 July 1569. b. jugj.. 1 1; ^^••, ] 

l^Four entries omitted.'\ 

Payd for the buryall of coplande .... vj» 

[So that W. Copland, like E. Hackforth, see^. 421, died very poor.] 

Payde to hewgh shjmgletou x' 

[Ttco entries omitted.] 
Lente to our offecer [«. e. John Fayreberne] . . iiij" 

l^Three entries omitted.'] 

all thoBO foresayd implementes apertay[n]inge or belongyng with 

the some of Eychard Tottle and Koger Irelonde / 

"Wardens for the the yere paste 1569 hath Delyvered in the presens 
of master Jugge / master for the yere folowynge master way / 
master Wolf master kevall master Cawod master Seres master 
Jndson / and master Daye 

yat ys to saye in monye ...... 

an obligation of master Cawod xl" 

an obligation of master Irelonde .... xx'' 
Ifttm in the handoo of mnotop tottlo and maotor Irolondo y h 
Item lent to John flFajrreberne iiij" 

by me Rychavd Jugge 
JReginalde Wolff 
hy me steucn keuttl 
wylUam Seres John Waleg 

Jhon Judson wyllyam norton 



I. 392 




EiSSad. }«•'■«««• 22 July 1568—22 July 15G9. 181 ] 



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[The search for, and a list op John Stowe's unlawful English books on 21st February 1569. 

Of the circumstances occasioning this search of the Study of our celebrated Annalist, we can get a glimpse in the 
Proclamation issued by the Queen on the 1st March 1569 (i. e. eight days after this Inventory was made) ; which we 
have reprinted at p. 480. We hjivo added, m pasnant, a few bibliographical particulars to the information given by the 
Bishop's chaplain : not, however, from the actual inspection of copies as we trust to do for the AppetidU.- but from good 
ordinary authorities. A large portion of these (at this time) forbidden works have become exceedingly rare in the present 
day. 

it will be seen that Robert Caley w;is the chief Roman Catholic theological printer in Queen Mary's reign; 
though, strangely enough, his name does not occur in the Stationers' Company's Charter of the 4th May 1556. 

The following, forming LaruU. MS. No. II, Arts. 2—5, in the 13ritish Museum, consist of a letter of Bishop Grindal to 
Sir W. Cecil and its enclosures. 

tlK I haue enclosed in my Lettre.s to my Lords off the Coivnsell, sente herwith, a Catalogue 
oft' Stowe the Taylour his vnlawfulle bookes, taken by my Cliapleyu Master Watts. And 
tliatt ye maye ye better vnderstande the disposition off the sayd Sto-we : I sende yo[u] 
encloosed herein Master Wattes his letter to me, concernynge the sayd Stowe and his 
bookes. 
I have nott ben well sithence I spake laste with you : wherfore I entred yesterdaye into a piece of 
physicke, and am lyke by reason thereoff to tarie here these 3. or 4. dayes godde kepe you. 

from Fulham 24. Febr. 1568 [i. e. 1569] Yours in Christe, 

Edmund London. 

Addressed on the back : — 

To the right honorable Sir William Cecill knight, principall Secretarye to the Queens Maiestie. 

Enclosure 1 consists of the following ; — 

lY Lord / Master Bedle and f with master willyams have been this fore noone at Stowes 

howse and haue perused all his bookes[.] He hath a great sorte of folishe fabulous bokes of 

olde prynte as of Sir DEGOBYE, TRYAMOUR &c He hath also a great sorte of old 

written Englisshe chronicles, both in parchement and in paper som long som shorte He 

hath besides as it were miscellanea of Diverse sortes both touching phisicke, surgerye, 

and herbes, with medicmes of experience and also touching olde phantasticaU popishe bokes prynted 

in the olde tynie with many sucli also written in olde Englishe in parchement All whiche we have 

pretermitted to take any inventarye of 

We haue only taken a note of such bokes as haue been lately putt furth in this realrae or beyonde the 
seas for Defense of papistrye ; with a note of som of his own Devises and writinges touching such matter 
as he hath gathered for chronicles, wherabowte he semeth to haue bestowed muche travaile. His bokes 
declare hiiu to be a great fauv[oure]r of of papistrye 

A copye of the catalogue of bookes which we toke, your Lordship shall receive herewith with the 
Coun.selles letteres which your Lordsliip sent me 

Thus referring the matter to yoiu' Lordships further consideracon for the satisfying of the lordes and 
others of the queues maiesties Counsell I committe yowr Lordship with my prayer vnto almightie god 
This xxj** of februarie 1568 \i. e. 1569] Your Lordship to commaunde 

Thomas Wattes. 

Addressed on the back : — 
To the right reverend father in Christe my Lord Byshop of London At Ffulham. 

Ehclosubi 2 conaiita of the following List :— 

Krt" tretitttattf 1568 [i. e. 1569] 

A Cataloguy of such vnlawfuU bookes as we founde in the Studye of [Blank] Stowb of London / 

1 A parliamente of Christe made by Thomas heskins. [Printed at Antwerp in 1566.] 

2 fflwes historiarum in parclieraent wrytten hand / 

3 A breif collection in wrytinge of matiers of C[h]ronicIes / 

4 The hatchet of heresies, sett owt by Shacklocke. / [Written by Stanislaus Hosius, Bishop of 
Wonufi, and translated by B<jbert Shacklook, M.A. Printed at Antwerp on the 10th August 1565.] 

6 A Sumtinj of the c[h]ronlcles corrected by him ft. e. Stowe] 

{Continued on next page.) 
A Tbanscript 4rc. so I. 893 




[ 181 h 22 July 1568—22 July 1 569. e. juk.. j | J^Zl ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

(Contitiued from previous page.) 
[Thb search for, and a list op John Stowb's unlawful English books on 218t February 1569.] 

6 Ati ex-fwsicon of the Crede, tenne Comaundetntnies, pater tiaster Ave maria <&c sett furth by 
Doctour BoN.NEU / 

7 A Discourse of the trotc[b]les in Ffraunce in print, translated by Thomas Jenet gent Dedicate[d] 
to the Ffrt'uch i^ueiie / 

8 [ T/ie History of the Church of Enqlande. Compiled by Venerable] BEEDE translated by 
[Thomas] Stapleton. [Printed at Antwerp in ises ( ? 1566).] 

[Otie would have thought this a strange book for Master Watts to object to.'] 

9 Questions of Love and the Aunswers tran.slated owt of Ffrench into Euglishe / 

10 Certen Serinons sett furth in print preached by Master Roger Edoeworth Doctour in Dyvinitie 
Chauncellour of the church of \Velle.s / [Printed byEobert Caley in September 1557.1 

11 Doctour Watsoxm Sennoiis [Printed by Bobert Caley in 1558.] 

12 A great old printed booke, conteyninge the 7iwno[i]r[s] of the Li.it of Saintes I 

13 The V hamelies made by Leonerde pollard prebendary of Worcester [Printed by William 
Oryffeth in 1556.] 

\i A protif af certen articles in relinion Denied hy master JUELL Sc by Thomas Dorman. / 

15 twoe notable Sermons made by Doctour Watson, tht iij'^ and first fridaies in Lent last past, 
before the quene concerninge the reall presence ibc and the Masse, which is a sacrifice of the newe 
Testament / [Printed by John Cawood in 1554.] 

16 The Cardinall of Loykaune his oracon / 

17 An explicacon ami assertion of the true Catholi//ue faieth towchinge the most blessed sacrament of 
the Alter ; with confutacon of a booke Wrytten ageinste tlie same mode by Stephen [Gardiner] Bishop 
of Winion ; and exhibited by his owne hand for his Defence to the Kirujes maiesties Commissioners at 
Lambeth [in 1551] in print / 

18 A confession of William Smith m,ade to the Lord protectours grace and the rest of the kinges 
most honorable Counsell the first of December in the vj yere of Domini EDWARDI VJ" [i. e. 1552] 
in wrytten hand / 

19 Much rude matter gathered togeather for a sumary of A cronicle / / 

20 A Buckler of the catholique faieth of Christes church, conteyninge Divers matters nowe of late 
called into contraversie by t/ie newe gospellers made by Richard Smith Doctour of Dyvinitie, in print / 
fin Two parts. The First printed by Bichard Tottle in 1554 ; the Second by Bobert Caley in January 
1556-6.] 

21 A pace of a masse booke in print / with a certen Directory in wrytinge of the old popi.she Seruice / 
A breif collection of matters of C[h]ronicles sins Anno Domini l.Vi'i enterid in an olde wrytten 

booke of C[h]ronicles boumd in borde, wrytten as it semetli with his owne hand 

22 Tlie pearle of perfection made by James Canceller / [Printed by Thomas Harshe in 1558.1 

A Discourse loherein is Debated whether it be expedient tluit the scripture shold be in English for 
all men to recul that will / [_Writtenby John Standish. Printed by Bobert Caley in December 1554.] 

23 T/ie way home to CHRIST, ami truth Leadinge from antechrist sett furth by oue [Saint] 
Vincent [of Lerin.s] a frenchman in Laten aboue xj hundreth ycre.s jtast, and translated into englishe 
[by John Proctor] and imprinted in Anno [cd]lvi / [by Bobert Caley, who printed an earlier Edition on 
22nd October 1554.] 

24 A Litell booke of homelies sett furth by Doctour Bonner 

25 Twoe homelies vpon th.e ffirst, second and third Articles of the creede made by Doctour 
ffeokenham. / [Printed by Bobert Caley, (without a date.] 

26 John Anoell his booke. Late subdeane of the Quene.s ehappel 

27 A Sermon [on the Uth November 1.553] of Douctour [James] Brookes, Late Bisshop of Gloucester, 
in print / [Printed twice in 1554 by Bobert Caley.] 

28 The Displayinge of protestantes made by miles huooerd [or Hoqarde. The Second edition was 
printed by Robert Caley in July 1556.] 

29 The triall of tlie supremacie. wherein is sett furth the vnitie of CHRISTes church mylitant, geven 
to Saint Peter and his Successors by CHRIST and that ther oughte to be one lieiul Bussliop, £c 

30 A breif shews of false wares ibc by Rastall ; (Printed at Louvain in 1567.] 

31 A playne ami godlie tretise concerninge the masse ami the blessed sacrament of the Altar dc 
[ 1 anonymously printed without a date.] 

32 Testymonies of the reall presence of CHRISTes body ami blood in the sacrament of the altar, £c 
sett furth by Robert pointz, student in Divinitie / [Printed at Louvain in 1566.] 

33 A breif treatise settinge furth Divers trewthes <6c by Doctour [Richard] Smith of Oxford / / 
[Printed by 1*. Petit in 1547.] 

;14 A Conie of a chalenge taken owt of the confutacon of Master JUELLes Sermon, by John 
Rastall [Printed at Antwerp on 21st November 15»)4.] 

35 A Defence of the sacrifice of the masse <fic by Doctour Smith / [Printed by William Myddylton 
on the l.st Febniary 1547.] 

36 The assertion and Defence of the sacrament of tlie Alter Sc by Doctour Smith / [Printed by 
John IIekforue for Bobert Toy 1546.] 

37 A confutacon of a certen booke called a Drfence of the true and catholique Doctryne £c. ageiost 
the Ute Archbisshop of CA.\TERBURY I by Doctour Smith 

38 A Sermon made a Powles crosse by one huoh olasier allowed and approved by Doctour 
Honner (Preached on the 25th August 1555, and printed by Bobert Caley.) ] 

I. 394 



[ w'Sn. !»• J"Ks«- 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



182] 



antr 
masstcr WdxlXvc 
master notton 
52tat5rcns 



Whiff ^& iHe accuin^ie 

of Mhn Wi^llV!t ^ntf 
Wi^Ui^nt novton thtn 

WtAxtfcm of tfic compattMc of stacioncrs of 
all !5udte i^ommcs of monwc m liatH rommc 
to tftaorc liantrcis from tftc kk^I 3«S<^ of S'mIs 

anno 1569 tltttO tllC y^lf Sao of Sltlw anno 1570 

ttthtrli »!S t>» the ssj^ace of one fiole jiere ass 
folotoctft / / 



master Day 



Wodhowse 



tfov pvtstntinQt of 

•pylman Thomas hynche the sonne of Wylliam hynche of muche Wyncke 

in the County of Sai,op carpynter hath put hym self apprentes to 
Sjnnonde spylman Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of the nativite of saynt John bapteste [24 June] 1569 viij 
yeres .......... vj* 

John mantell the sonne of "Wa[l]ter mantei.l late of horton in 
the Countye of kykt gent Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes 
to John Daye Cetiz'en and stacioner of London / from the feaste of 
sayntc James th[e]apostle [25 July] 1569 Seaven yeres . vj* 

Eoberte Wodhowse the sonne of, John Wodhowse of hummbi.e 
in the Countye of stafforde blacksmythe hath put hym self 
apprentes to Wylliam Wodhowse Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the feaste of saynt barthelmewe th[e]appostle [24 August] 
anno 156& [Waw^-] yeres ....... TJ* 

bryghtwell Wylliam Raynolde the sonne of Roberte Raynolde late of lowthe 
in the Countye of lynco[l]n carpynter hath put hjon self apprentes 
to Thomas bryghtwell Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynt mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] 1569 
xij yeres . ......... tj* 

^**7 moyses Tammer the sonne of Roger Tammer late of ye towne of 

Cai.i.es cloth worker Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to 
Alexandre lacye Cetizen [and] stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] anno 
1569 xij yeres ........ vj^ 

I. 395 



[182 ft 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. «•'»«••! w.'^'.JJSl ] 



J haryson 



Wylliam holme the sonne of Rychard holme of tranmoore in 
the Countyo of Chester yeoman hath put hym self apjirentes 
to John haryson Cetizea and stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of the nativite of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1569 
xj yeres .......... vj 



ii 



master Seres nynion newton the sonne of Thomas newton Late of vrsuLL 
in the Countye of yorke gent Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentcs to William Seres Cetizea and stacioner of London / from 
the feaste of saynte mychell th[e]archangell [29 September] 1569 
tenne yeres ......... yj* 



L baryion Ry chard burchinshawe the sonne of Randall burchinshaw of 

LONDON Draper / hath put hym self apprentes to Lucas haryson 

Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the feaste of saynt androwe 

th[e]appostle [30 November] 1569 Seaven yeres . . yj* 

master norton Wylliam Casson the sonne of John Casson Late of le[e]des in the 
Countye of yorke husboundman Deceassed hath put hym self 
apprentes to Wylliam norton Cetizen and stacioner of London / 
from the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1569 viij 



yeres 



yj" 



fyiken John Cocken the sonne of John Cockyn of charde in the Coumtye 

of SoMERSETT husboundman hath put hym self apprentes to John 
fyiken cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
the byrth of our lorde god [25 December] 1569 n)'ne 



yeres 



^* 



master tottle flfraunces Cowerson the sonne of phillippe cowerson of brouohk 
in the County of north hampton yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Rychard Tottle cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of ye byrth of our lorde [god] [25 December] 1569 xij yeres vj* 



Bychard wat- 



Wylliam Toworolde the sonne of Thomas Toworolde of nantwyche 
in the Coumtye of Chester husboundman / hath put hym self 
apprentes to Rychard Watkyns Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] 

1570 viij yeres vj* 

I. 396 



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22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



183] 



E Watkyns Eoberte Tyndall the sonne of Gregory tyndall late of London 
marchaunte Taylour Deceassed hath put hym self apprentea to 
Rychard Watkyns Cetizen and stacioner of London / from the 
feaste of the puryfication of the virgen mary anno 1569 [2 February 
1570] viij yeres yj* 



J bysshoppe Rychard Culver the sonne of edward culver of kyngynton in 

the Countye of medlesex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to John bysshoppe Cetizen and Stacioner of London from ye feaste 
of the Anumtion of ye virgen mary [25 March] 1570 viij 



yeres 



TJ 



id 



Jo[a]iie Sntton 



Wylliam kynge the sonne of John kynge of homesfylde in the 

Countye of Darbye husboundman hath put hym self apprentes 

to Jo[a]ne Sutton Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 

feaste of saynte barthehnew th[e]apostle [24 August] 1569 viij 

yeres .......... vj* 

[Joan was evidently the mdovr of Edward Sutton.] 



master cawod John Suertes the sonne of androwe Suertes of new Castell 
VPON TYNE hath put hym self apprentes to John Cawod Cetizen 
and stacioner of London from the feaste of the byrth of our lorde 



[25 December] 1569 Seaven yeres . 



Vjo 



J haryioii 



kyrham 



Watkyns 



Wylliam Russell the sonne of Wylliam Eussell of London 
Joyner hath put hym self apprentes to John haryson Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the Anuntion of the virgen 
mary [25 March] 1570 xj yeres . . . . . yj 



i* 



henry Carre the sonne of John Carre late of barwyke Draper 
Deceassed hath put hym self apprentes to henry kyrham Cetizen 
and stacioner of London / from the feaste [of] saynt mychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] 1569 Seaven yeres . ■vj* 

Wylliam preste the sonne of Thomas preste of London Tylour 
hath put hym self apprentes to Ryohard Watkyns Cetizen and 
stacioner of London / from the feaste of the nativite of saynte John 
bapteste [24 June] anno 1570 x yeres . . . . ^* 



I. 397 



[1831} 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



^•'-^'rwr^jn.] 



Che tnttt^nat of €o»st» 

pnrfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
an hktonj of NOSTAGIO iiij* 



L haryson and 
bysshope 



Recevyd of lucas haryson and george besshope for thayre lycense for 
prAnitinge of a boke hummengious^ov/'/p [authorized] by [my] lorde 
of London iij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke cpistola cambrigiemes [authorized] by ye lorde of 
Canterbury iiij^ 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynn3rnian for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled theatric or mirror .... vj* 

[This was John Vandkr Noodt's Theatre d-c, containing the earliest known 
printed productions of Edmund Spenser.] 



Kyohard Jonnes Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled example of chastite 



iiij* 



•ld« 



Recev3'd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the trubks of JoSEPSUS .... Tfj* 



•Uo 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled as Wyllowe for payne hath bene Counted of late iiij* 



BABKEB Recevyd of christofer barker for his lycense for prynting of 

serten prayers of my Lady TYM WETT .... viij* 

[This is the earliest work entered for this celebrated printer. He was not at this 
time a member of the Stationers' Company, and did not now keep a printiug press, 
see ;). Ill : so that he api)ears here only as a publisher. Ue became Printer to the 
Queen about the 16th September 1577.] 

BARKEB Recevyd of Crestofer Barker for his lycense for pryntinge of 



serten prayers of master bullion 



iiyo 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 
an enterlude for boycs to handle and to passe tyme at 
christinmas ........ iiij* 



T marabe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the Turkes Cerymonyea .... 

I. 398 



iiij* 



[^.^S;>-'"^^- 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



184] 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the Itepentatim of ye Nenyvetes .... iiij'^ 



marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his Ij'cense for pryntinge of a play 

intituled the mar y age of Wytt and Scyence . . . iiij* 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled agaynste Swerynge 



iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
boke intituled Wytty fayned saynges of men beastes and fowles 
marylized ......... viij* 



marihe 



Recevyd of [Thomas] marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the ofsprynges of the house of OSTIMANNO and offesers 
partaynynge to the greate Turkers Couurte . . . iiij* 



p-effeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke of a godly gardyn out of the which mode Comfortable hirbis 
may be gathered [authorized] by my lorde of Canterbury and 

my Lorde of Londox ....... iiij* 

[This is tlie first instance of a book being authorized by both prelates.] 



manlie Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge for an 

almanacke and pronostication of henry Lowe 1570 . . viij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for prynting of a 
boke intituled the aimcere of ij sermons of master Docter 
Watson 



xij^ 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intitvlcd phelo[so]phye of the Aumcyanf ffaythers . . xij* 



ColweU 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled yerly in the mornynge somewhat touardes 
nyghte iiij* 

I. 399 



[184 ft 



22 July 1 569—22 July 1570. k. jugg.. \ ^^f^, ] 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for prjiitinge 
of an almanacke and pronostication of master buckmaster 
spreriimll 1570 viij* 



aide 



Eecevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntlnge of a ballett 
iatitvled. a Lamentatwn /or our Wycked st/nnes . . iiij* 



Watkyng Recevyd of Rychard Watkyns for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



an pronostication of master buckmaster 1570 . 



UJJ° 



Watkyns Recevyd of Rychard Watkyns for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a boke of a heavenly Recreation or comforth to the sowle by 



lady KNOWELLES 



vuj" 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an enterlude 
a lamentahle Tragedy full of pleasaunt myrth 



iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett of 
ij paynters ......... 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of 'Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled a proper new Dytty of kynge RoBERTE of Sevell . iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of y englesshe Wyves .... 



iiy* 



arnolde 



Recevyd of John arnolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a gaynste ye moste horrable vice ofpryde . iiij* 



arnolde Recevyd of John arnolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the Terannye of Judge APTV8 



uy" 



charlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled all for advantage ...... 

I. 400 



iiy* 



[ V'SSS;. !«■ '-'^- 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



185] 



hackforth Rece^Tcl of Roberte hackforth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the complayiit of a lover .... iiij* 



liackforth Recevyd of Roberte hackforth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the history of MANASSES kynge of Juda . iiij* 



hackforth Recevyd of Roberte hackforth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the Restles lover 



uy" 



hackforth Recevyd of Robert hackforth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the mesyrable state of kynge MED AS 



iiij^ 



master irelonde Recevyd of master Irelonde for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of an almanack and pronostication of master Jhonson anno 



1570 



viij" 



pnrfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled an lamentahle complaynte of a gent for the Death of 
his moHte ffaythfull mistres ...... iiij* 



wunpsm Recevj'd of John sampson for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled Howe well ye niarynonrs for those that lake bygge . iiij* 



aawbery Recevyd of Ranf newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

almanaeke and pronostirafion of JoACHEM hubryght 1570 viij* 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for prj-ntinge of a ballett 
entituled a songe to the jmiyse of many vertaous Women ^r iiij* 



A TltAS-SCllIPT ^-c. 



51 



I. 401 



[ 185 \i 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. k. jugg,. j ^^f^„ ] 



Jamei Eobertes Recevyd of James Eobertes for his lycense for the pryntinge 
an almanacke and pronosHcation of master Roberte moore 
1570 Tiijo 



fcynnyman Recevyd of henty bynnyman for his lycense for prynting of a 
sermon [authorized] by [my] lorde of Cantekbuky . . viij* 



James Bobertea Recevyd of James Bobertes for his lycense for prynting of 
christenmas carrolles by ciiristofer payne . . . iiy* 

JamM Eobertes Recevyd of James Eobertes for his lycense for prynting [of] the 
Country cloicne Doth moche Desyre a gent to be Sfc . . iiij* 

purfooto Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the hatefull Ipocrasy of the Romysshe prelacye . iiij* 



a]4« Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for prynting of an necessary 

Wepon or sharps spirituall Sworde ^x . . \no sum stated'] 



sreffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled tlie fortresse offfayth by edward crane . . iiy* 



Kjchard Jonnes Recevyd of Ryehard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
christenmas Carroirlks ....... iiy* 



Bjchard Jonnei Recevyd of Ryehard Johns for his Lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the hyrth of CiiRlSTE ii^* 



[The Rebellion in the North, to which so many of the following publications refer, 
bcffau on the 14th November 15()9. It naturally influenced very strongly the London 
publications through the month while it lasted ana for some time afterwards.] 

jrefftth Recevyd of Wylliam greflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge of 

a Dyscourse of Rebelles Draicen fourth to Warre by 

CHURCllYAUUE llij* 

I. 40S 



r J. WaUey. \ - , 

L W. Norton. ) "• •'"SSe. 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



186] 



' Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwall for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled Icai-e of your longynge and kepe to your 



holies 



lay 



preffiBth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the tru Bnporfe in the prayse of my mistres to 
the tune of Siselia ........ 



iiij* 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the kyngdom of heacen ys lyke to a kynge that 
made a maryage . . . . . . . . iiij 



id 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled of a loeer exteadynge the ingratitude of his ladye . iiij* 



eliarlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled how every christian souldiour shulde fyghte vndcr 
his captayne CssiSTE iiij* 



«h»rlewod Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the myrror of tru fryndshyppe . 



uij" 



charlewod Recev3'd of John charlewod for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
a ballett intituled the rnfortunate ende of IPIIIS sonne vnto TEUCEH 
kynge of Troye . . ' iiij* 



porfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled North[uni]berl(fndes newes by f:LDEUTON . iiij* 

f The title of this ballaJ, written by W. E[ldekton] and printed by Purfoot without 
date, is — 

A baUat intituled Northomherland newes, 
Wlierein you maije see wkat Rebelles do use. 
There is a copy in Sir Cuuistie-Milleb's collection at Britwell.] 



eharlewod 



Recevyd of John charlewod for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
epytaph of the Deathe of the lady Jane QRYFFEN . . iiij* 

I. 403 



[1861> 



23 July 1 569— 23 July 1570. k. jugg,, | ^'^■^ ] 



master Seres Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
atiswere [to] the proclamation of the RebeUes in the north 
parties 1569 . . . . . 



iiij* 



ColweU Eecevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled newea to Northumherlande yt skelles not where to 
syr John shorne a churche Rehell there . . . . iiy 



\i 



master norton Recevyd of master norton for his lycense for prynting of a 
hreafe exposition of the psalme called ' De profundis ' by master 
Rychardson 



iiij* 



watkyns Recevyd of Rychard Watkjms for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a newe yeres gyfte to the Rebellious persons in the north parties 



of Englonde 



lUj" 



cTsoESTON Recevyd of Jonx kyngeston for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a godly meditation in myter for the preservation of the qiienes maiestie 



for peace 



iiy" 



Bychard Jonne> Recevyd of Kychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
an newe yeres gyfte intituled the schole of honeste lyf . 



iiij* 



ColweU Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled this geare goeth trell and better yt shall . iiij* 



•molde Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett of the Rcbclks 



uy" 



eolwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a neirc yeres gyj'tv or a newe Christe crosse Roo called purge the old 
lacyn that yt may be nowe doo . , , . • • iiij* 
I. 404 



[ w.'SS; j »■ J>«8«- 22 July 1 569— 23 July 1570. 



187] 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



boke intituled ye wondcrua trorkes of GOD and man 



uy" 



aide / Ilecev)'d of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the nuirchijng mates of Rebelles stoiite [no sum stated'] 



alda 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for the pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled the confusion of ye Rebelles with a songe of fhanhrs for the 
name ........ \_no sum stated] 



w greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled ye lamentation, from Rome 



mj° 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for prynting of a letter 



uith spede sent to the pope Beclarynge the Rebelles 



uij" 



master Day Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a Sermon 

tchich was preached by master Derynge in the Tower of London 



[authorized] by my lorde of London 



xij" 



I. haryson Recevyd of Incas haryson for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the adrertis[i:-]ment to the Rebelles in the north parties zij* 



Eychard jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Joyfull neues for tru subiectes to GOD and the 



Crone 



iiy" 



freff«tl» Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled ye weleom to London agaynste the Rebelles come 
into Northiimberlande and those yat of his syde hath bene . iiij* 

I. 406 



[ISlh 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570 



^-'-^^i^.^-o-JS. ] 



Oolwell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of [a] 
ballett intituled a neice tcel a Daye as playne master papeste a* 



Dunstahle ira 



lie 



luj" 



[Written by W. E. [? Wiii-iam ELDBaTONi. ColweU's colophon is without date, 
reprinted by Mr Hitth in Ansient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 1, Ed. 18b'7.] 



Iti< 



Ryohard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonues for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
history intituled a strange peti/fatl novcll Di/scoursi/n/je of a noble 
Lorde and his lady with thayre tregicnll ende of them and thayre ij 



cheldren executed by a blacke morruon 



iiij* 



graffeth Recevyd of 'Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled ye tryomphaunt churche Doth prayse the lordes name 
that he hath confounded the enyme of the same . . . iiy 



id 



I*oye Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled an admonition to cruel Jaylors , , . iiij* 



w p«keryng:e Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a Dysputation betireciie lady Jane and Doctour fack[en]ham u-ifh other 
necessaryes [authorized] by my lorde of London . . iiij* 



fhyreberne Recevyd of John fFayrebeme for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled Rebelles not fearynge GOD oughte therfore to fele the 



Rodde 



uy" 



newbery Recevyd of Eauf newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled an ex\Ji]ortation vnto batchelors Sfc . . . iiy* 



J (ISM Eobertes Recevyd of James Robertes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled niELOME [? Ptolomy] kynge of EOIPTK 



iiy" 



graflbtli Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled prepare yoio popelynges vnto shriffle before yow take 

your newe yeres gyfte ^c 

I. 406 



iiij* 



[ ^"KfrtJn. ! =• J-re.. 22 July 1569—22 July 1 570. 188 ] 



I*«7» Recevyd of alexandre lacye for his h'cense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a songe of ij hard harled lovers . . . iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the Bysordered Rebbellcs in the north . . . iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a Delysious Siirupe nculy Claryfied for yonge schollers that thruste 
for the sicete Lycoiire of laten spcarhe .... ii^* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynyman for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a boke intituled VIRGILL in Laten .... viij* 



■pekeryng Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled lenton sttiffe iiij* 



•olwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a ballett intituled my gentle John sapeeton . . . iiy* 



•olwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of b 

ballett intituled and ever Iffayth I t[h'\anke you . . iiy' 



Pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 

A haWett miiiulQii ye paynter in his prynclelly fe\a\te . , iiy* 



X«qr« Recevyd of alexandre lacy for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 

haXiett intituled in the prayse of the grene fylde . . . iiy* 

I. 407 



[188<i 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. e. j»^. | '^-^^-^l^ ] 



w pekerynge Recevj'd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled taken out of 1'3 chajjter of saynte Luke 



iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

h&Woiii inXxtnXed, tlic Suddi/n fayle of the Bebelks . . iiij* 

[Most probably 

A Ballad reioysinye the sodainefall 
Of Rebels that thowjht to deiiower vs all 
anonymously written, and printed by W. How for H. Kirkham, without date. It is 
reprinted by Mr Hutu iu Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 392, Ed. 1867.] 



«rnolda Recevyd of John arnolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled of the Rememberance of the latter Dayc . iiij* 



1 harygon and Recevyd of lucas haryson and george bysshope for thayre lycense 
george bysshope £qj. pryntinge of a boke intituled a postle and the epistks by David 
CHITKEVS S)-c ij" 



J aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of ij shorte 
speaches agaynste liehellion .... [no sum staied] 



grreffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



a ballett intituled love me a lyttle and love me longe 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled Ladycii in your laydes name I grete you every 



eche one 



lUj" 



eolwtll 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled bede be tnide 



iiy* 



master norton Recevyd of master norton for his lycense for prynting of a 
boko intituled ' FFRA UXCKH Sl'lito 8fc ' an notable and marcelm 
tpistle of ye famous Doctour maitiiewe grybalde professor of the 



Lawe 
I. 408 



uy" 



[^S'.J^-^"^s«- 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



189] 



arnolde 



Recevj'd of John arnolde for his lycense for prynting of a boke 
intituled an answere in action to a portyngale X)earle a pearle for a 
prt/nce .......... 



iiij* 



hunsfworth Recevyd of John hunsforth for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
apsalme wherin the synnefuU wygth \_?seeketh'] of GOD for grace iiij* 

greffetli Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

haMeit iutitvleA. a knyght POMEIS \? a Knight' s promise'] . iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of 'Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the myrror of mans lyf . . . . iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled in the prayse of the mary golde .... 



iiij* 



bTunyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the moosfe pleasaunte hy story of PESISTRATUS and 



CATEANEA 



iiy" 



iiewber7 Recevyd of Rauf newbery for hia lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 

intituled manipulus vocabulorum ..... 



iiij^ 



master norton Recevyd [of] master norton for his lycense for pryntinge of 
a boke intituled of y lovers EUKYALUS and LUCRESSIE plesaunte 
and Dileetable ......... 



iiij* 



arnolde Recevyd of John arnolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballet intituled a Byologe betwene youghte and age 



iiij'* 



colwell Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

xaiityxledi ye plaiges of Northumherlande SfC . . . iiij* 

[Written by John Barker. ColweU's edition has no date. It is reprinted by Mr 
HuTH in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 83, Ed. 1867.] 



A Transcript S^c. 



52 



I. 409 



[189i> 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. a-"w.|^l^n. ] 



w pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for the prjmtinge of 



a ballett intituled hnton pennaunce 



liy" 



w pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



a ballett intituled of the kynges of Israeli 



Wi* 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled how maydes shulde penne the Bore ^c . [«o sum stated] 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
boke intituled ncices from Nenyvye to Englonde by the profeett 



Jonas 



^* 



Denham Recevyd of hen[ry Denjham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled the store howsefor gent\le'\men 



liij* 



arnolde / Recevyd of John arnolde for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled of tlie mysse Deades of JoNAS ^c 



iiij* 



Biohard Jonei Recevyd of Eychard Jonas for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled prepare you to the ploughe S[c 



iiy* 



master Day* Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the scholemaster of Wynsore made by master 

ASKECHAM 



iiij* 



master Daye Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for prjTitinge of a sermon 



made by luther tpon the Imte Daye 



li^* 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a prayer of Dannyeli, turned into myter by thomas 

CoTTESFORDE [no sum stated] 

I. 410 



[ w.^'SS'n. !»• '"sg.. 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



190] 



•Id* 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled all you [that] laeke service or have any nede to go carry 
thrones at Hampstede Se[a]th .... [no sum statedl 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greflfeth for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled an epitaphe of the honorable erle of 



PEMBROKE 



uy" 



JonnM 



Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled a songe how the Sentians seace thayre 
stryffe , . iiij 



i-d 



Jonnes Recevj'd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled in Wynter tchen that Wylken teas with BORYAS 
Waxen blacke ......... iiij* 



preffeth Recevyd of "Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

spedy Remyde for the pestelence by a bysshope of Denmarke iiij* 



ihyngleton Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled agaynste the abuse of a companye of Rusters iiij* 



•ampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled the tragedy of the Death of the Regent 
of Shetland . . . . . . . . . iiij* 



•ampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pr)Titinge of a 

ballett intituled the Depleractiou of the Cruell murther of the lorde 
James erle of murrIa] y Regentc of Skottlande . . iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the Rtiffnll tragedy of HEMIDOS and TIIELAY by 



Rychard Robynson 



uy« 
I. 411 



[19011 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



''•'-«•• Tw^-SSi.] 



Ryehard Jonnei Recevj'd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of 



an cpi/fnp/ie of the erle of ri-3f BROKE 



lUJ* 



benson 



Recevyd of peter bynson for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 
preserritive agaynste the pestelence ..... iiy* 



ftynshe Eecevyd of peter frynshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the sprete the Jiyashe ye Worlde and ye Devell . iiij* 



master Judson Recevyd of master Jndson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
boke intituled the Bedye path to the plesaunte pasture of Delythsome 
and eternall parydice ....... 



iiij'^ 



Bychard Jonn«s llecevj^d of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of 



a larum to the tru harted mlicctes of London 



UIJ 



\i 



I haryson Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled an answere of scrtayne assertions and obiections of 
master F£CJi[i:N]irAM some tyme ahhott of Westmcnster made agaymte 
a sermon which master GOUGllE preached in the Tower of 
London Sfc 



[See also on opposite page.] 



iiij* 



Senham 



fre£fetli 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled the ij^ parte [of Philiatrus] evonimus or of the 

secretes Eemydcs of (xi'siiAvvs oKSHT.nvs .... Uij* 
[For the Fust part, see^. 94.] 



Recevyd of "Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
an ejiytaphe of the lorde of I'EMlilWKE by master kdwardes ""* 



iiij^ 



Col«ell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell lor his lycense for pryntinge 
of an epytuphc of my lorde of I'EMBROKE made by daved 



ROWLANDK 



iiy* 



master Day Recevyd of ma.ster Daye for his lycense for prj'ntinge of a boke 



intituled a uarnynge agaynste paprstcs 
I. 412 



liy" 



['w^rirn.}«-^"^^- 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



191] 



J Sampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled ye answere of John gowghe preacher to master 
FECK[Ey]HAM fm oliectioiis agaynste his sermon which he preached in 
the Tbi/rr a [u] ctorysshed by [my] lorde of London . iiij* 

bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the tryhuniphauiife of ye grene Dragon made vpoii the erle of 
PEMBROKE auctoryssh[e]d by [my] lorde of London iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 
epitaphe of the erle of PEMBROKE made by master 



an 



HEWSON . 



mj" 



L haryson and 
bysshoppa 



Recevyd of lucas haryson and george bysshoppe for thayre lycense 
for the pryntinge of a boke intituled a shorte Dyscource of tfie 
Cevill Warres and lasfe trubbles in Ffrauncc vnder CHARLES the 
IX"' bj' Jeffray fenton [authorized] by my lorde of 



London 



yja 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

a gelefloiccr gentle or swefe mary golde Where in the frutcs of terannye 
you may beholde by thomas preston 



iiij* 



marsbe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of 
an exposition of marmoiatus vpon MATHEWE auctorysshed by my 
lorde of London iij* iiij* 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas purfoote for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled stirpium adversaria novo pro pefiiis de peno and mathea 
De lovell medices . . . . . . . iij' iiy"" 



pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the ende and confession of thomas Norton and christofer 
NORTON Rehelles in Yorkeshyre which Dyed the Txrij of may 



1570 



lUj" 



master Daye 



[The Papal Bull of Excommunication was found ou the gate of the Bishop of London's 
palace on the 25th May 1570.] 
Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for pryntinge of the 



answere to the ball 



I. 413 



[19111 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



''••"^•rw^f^'n. ] 



Munpson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of ij 

ballettes the one intituled the Replye to the popes bull / the other 

this atrycksye age in Coulhrs brave ..... iiij* 
[Evidently only one publication.] 



oolvdl 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a Revye to Rome because pope MALYPAKTE ys in a 
fume iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled a Dyscription of NORTONS in Yorke shy re by 



OYBSON 



uy" 



master Seret Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled Johannis [Caii] De canibus et De animalium Be 



libris suis 



liy" 



master S«r[e]i Recevyd of master Seres for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled a very breaffe and profitable treastesse of the state of 



counsellors 



uiy" 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a Dyscourse and the over moche Crueltye of a Wydoue 



towardes a yonge man 8fc / 



uy" 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled of the fygye tre and the- gray lie of musterseede taken out of 



the xiij chapter of saynt lukk 



iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled ye xxv orders offooles .... iiy* 

[Written by T. Gb. Printed by A. Lacy for H. Kirkham, without a date. It is 
reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 128, Ed. 1867.] 



Kychard Jonnei Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled SINOREX Cania et SlNATUS 



uy* 



master Daye Recevyd of master Daye for liis lycense for pryntinge of the 



Recantation of pasquyn 
I. 414 



uy" 



I'w^^fz.}^-^^- 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



192] 



Sychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled (he severall confessions of THOMAS NOSTON and 
CHRISTOPHER NORTON 



iiij* 



'"y* Recevyd of master Toye for his lycense for pryntinge of the 

Iniunctions and articles gyren by the Ryght Beverent ffather 
in god Kycharde [Curteys] hijsshoppe of Cechester . iiy* 

Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the viij hkssynges of Christe taken out of ye v chapter of 
saynte mathewps gospell ....... iiy* 

•ampson Recevyd of John sampson for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
shorte expostulation of madame popery to her chapelayne master 
BANKES iiy* 

marshe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of 

the l\n\iunctions of ye Ryght Reverent ffather in god edwarde 
[Scamler] bysshope of Peter broughte .... iiy* 

'^TMlxe Recevyd of peter frynshe for his lycense for prynting of a ballett 

intituled hotne ys homely e be yt never so ill . . . iiij* 

ftyiulie Recevyd of peter frynshe for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a songe of peters Delyveraunce out of HERODes 
handes by granger iiij* 



w pekerynge Recevyd of Wylliam pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled the xf and xij"^ chapters of ye ij''^ boke of 
kynges iiij* 



•nwM* Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a ^[ejasajre termed marke the truth 8fc . . iiy* 



iiiaster Daye Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for the pryntinge of an 
Instruction or cathec[e]sme for chyldren [authorized] by [my] lorde of 

CANTERBURY and my lorde of yorke .... viij* 

[This is the first occasion on which the name of the Archbishop of York appears in 
the Registers.] 

I. 415 



[192ii 



22 July 1 569—22 July 1 570. a. J»«g.. j ^'^'^^J^ ] 



Bychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
most famous history of ij spanesshe lovers .... iiij* 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a cavyatfor occupyers . . . . [wo sum stated] 



arnolde Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled the Revenge yat a Woman of Grece take of hym that 
sleice hyr hushounde . . . . . . . . iiij* 



J Kobertes Recevyd of James Robertes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



intituled no man could gett A talanta by Runnyng 



uy" 



J Bobertes 



Recevyd of James Eobertes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the papestes in notcyse the truth can abyde . iiy* 



J Bobertes 



Recevyd of James Robertes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the Death of LUCRYSSIA .... iiij* 



J Bobertes 



Recevyd of James Robertes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled of the ij kynges of Egypte . . . iiy* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for the prjTitinge of a 



ballett intituled the prayse of the Rose and the marygolde 



iiid 



U^ 



Bychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled a manyfest or a playiie Dyscourse of a hole packefull 



of popysshe knavery 



iiij* 



B Jonnes 



Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge 
of a ballett intituled the r;'* chapter of saynt mathewe that ice shulde 
not be Carefull of worldly vanytes 

I. 416 



iiij'* 



[ w'SSi. I »• "w. 22 July 1569—22 July 1 570. 



193] 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled the treasure offrt/n[d]shippe 



lUj" 



Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled of ij faythfall fryndes beynge bothe in love with one 
Lady iiy* 



Laoye Recevyd of alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled the Rewarde of Bebellion by example of SCHIMON . iiij* 



oolwell 



Recevyd of Thomas colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled a mery milde may \cherin ys vnsiphored how all thyngen 
Decaye .......... iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled Lantron and Candle lyghte 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled the hunte ys vp 8fc . 



iiij* 



greffeth Recevyd of Wylliam greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 

ballett intituled taken nappynge as MOSSE toke his meare . iiij* 

vautronller Recevyd of Thomas vautrouller for his lycense for for pryntinge 
of a boke intituled a bake of copyes englesshe ffrenshe and 
Italyon ,.......•• ^ 



Watkyns 



Recevj'd of Eychard Watkyns for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled the popysshe kyngdom .... 



viy* 



bloale Recevyd of [?] blonde for his lycense for the pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a tablett of Dcvoute prayers and godly meditations . iiij* 

A Transcript ^c. 53 I- *!'' 



[193 ft 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



s-'-^^rwS'n. ] 



master Kaynes Recevyd of master Raynes for his lyeense for the pryntinge of a 

boke intituled theafrarit Diakdices .... ij' 

[i Can this be John Baynes who was Master to John Cawood, see^. IG.").] 



master Eaynes Recevyd of master Raynes for his lyeense for the pryntinge of a 



cathechesmus in laten 



»y 



id 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled a sermonn of GODes fearefull thretenynges agaj/mte 
Idolatrye ......... iiij* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Denham for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled ye Jewell of helth iiy* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynniman for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled Coloquium erasmi in latine 



viij^ 



bynnyman 
oltimo marcij 
1.573 chaunged 
with master 
marshe for 
STOwe* cronacle I 
per licem 

bynyman 

vltimo marcij 
1573 chaunged 
with master 
marshe for 
HiLhes booke 
of gardeninge 
per licem / 



Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled TERENCE in latine 

[This exchange is noted at p. 272.] 



yjd 



Recevyd of henry bynyman for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled CATO in latine 

'. [This exchange is also noted a,tp. 359.] 



uy" 



bynnyman Recevj-^d of henry bynjrman for his l3'cen8e for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled margrata theologica in latin 



iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynyman for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled senteniia pueriles in laten 



iiy" 



bynnyman 



Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lyeense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled Confahulationes HiissK Laten . . . iiy* 



master Daye Recevyd of master Daye for his lyeense for the pryntinge of a boke 
iuiiiuledi EWCLIDE uij* iiij* 



I. 418 



[ w.N^n. }^- J"sse. 22 Julj 1569—22 July 1570. 194 ] 



it$ foloUidH 



Recevyd of Roger barlaton for his admyttinge fire man of tliis 
howse the xvj of auguste anno 1569 . . . . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas hammande for his admytting fi're man of this 
howse the xxvj of auguste 1569 .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of abraham harte for his admyttinge fi're man of this 
howse by Redemption the v*'' of septembre 1569 . iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Roberto asplyn for his admyttinge fireman of this 
howse the v"* of octobre 1569 iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of James askell for his admyttinge fire man of this howse 
the v"' of October 1569 ...... iij' iiij* 



Recevyd of Roberto broken for his admyttinge fireman of this 
howse the v"" Day of octobre 1569 . . , . iy» iiij* 

Recevyd of John at Rede for his admyttinge fire man of this howse 
the v*^ Day of octobre 1569 iy' iiij* 

Recevyd of peter buUocke for his admytting fire man of this howse 
the v"' of octobre 1569 iij" iiij* 

Recevyd of Rychard gamett for his admytting fre man of this 
howse the v*'' of octobre anno 1569 .... iij* iiy* 

Recevyd of John haryson for hia admyttinge freman of this howse 
the xvij of octobre 1669 . . . . . . iy' "ij* 

I. 418 



[ 194 h 23 July 1 569—22 July 1570. e. ju^^ j ^^f^„ ] 



Recevyd of Thomas DuflFylde for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the xvij of octobre antio 1569 . . iij* iiij* 

Recevyd of Kandall plumton for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the xvij of October anno 1569 . . iij' iiij* 

[The following entry was made here in mistake, and is pasted over with blank paper 
in the Original. It is inserted in its proper place at jo. 446.] 

Reoovyd of Boborto Botyno for bio admyttinge froman of tbio 

)<»iir>:Q <i<e. iri^..-;j fA' ^^,,^^T„.,^^,^ 1 ".nu j^; „ 1 r.Tiij Hjs ;;;jd 

Recevyd of John clement for his admytinge ffreman of this howse 
the XXX of marche 1570 ..... iij* iiij* 

Recevyd of Thomas ensour for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the vj"" of July by Redemption 1570 . iij* iiij* 



Recevyd of John haryson and amolde lothbury Renters of thi.'* 
howse for the paste [year] the some of xv" viij' iiij'' as yt Doth 
apere by the awdytours master Seres master Judson and master 
guneld xv" viij" iiij* 

Recevyd for bokes and wayste paper . . ij" xiij* iiij* 

[This is another instance of the sale of ' copyright copies,' as on pp. 184, 188, and 366.] 

Recevyd for a cheste and ij fre stones . . vij* ij* 



l^ecetiiflr of li mtn WBh^n ttia$ 
aSBere taften tttto »e Igberge 

n» fololucth 

Recevyd of John fylken for his admyttinge into the lyvery of this 

companye the xxix of June 1570 . . . xx* 

[Note the increase of the Livery fee from 15i. to 20».] 

Recevyd of Bychard Watkyns for his admyttinge into the lyvery 
of his companye the xxix Daye of June 1570 . xx* 

I. 420 



C^Sjn.l^^-''^- 



22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



195] 



Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke for his admytting into the lyvery of 
his companye the xxix of June 1570 . . xx' 

Recevyd of Raufe newbery for his admytting into the IjTery of this 
companye the xxix Daye of June 1570 . . xx» 

Recevyd of henry connewaye for his admyttinge into the lyvery of 
the companye the xxix Day of June 1570 . . xx* 



colwall 



21 f^nt 

Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his fyne for that he prynted ij 
balkttes agaynst BORMER xij* 



\ittt $Xttx tn^utih all 

norton fiatft laglir out from 

tUt m'^ of Sultt anno 1369 iittfo thc KK»I'^ of 3}uli» 
1370 tofitrh ^9 li» tftc space of one tiolc ucrc / 



[Six entries omitted.'] 



vj' viij* 



Item allowance towardes the Denner as yt Doth 
appere by our ordenaunces .... 

[One entry omitted.l 

Item payd for the buryall of Robert hackforth . 

[We liave met with a similar entry as to Copland at p. 392.] 

Item payd to shyngleton for taken vp of bokes 

at the Water syde ...... ij* 

[Two entries omitted.] 

Item payd to Wylliam pekerynge . . . vj' viij^ 

[Two entries omitted.] 



I. 421 



[1951> 



22 July 15G9-22 July 1570. ^■^-^«'\w'XZ. ] 



httt foloinetii the irti note 
of all mtfit co$te$ anir 
cftarfles as intvt laglre out for 

tlie tnliugoiigc ixnti 'Exixmhxtinqe lutth the 
ittrtlUMtgc ot* ii iiii»rc of ncU)c staorcs into our 
hrtU / \D\\icU U)ii!5 13onnc in the twmc of mastei: 
3Jiig5c / master W[i\U» mitf master noirtott then 
mafiteir antr ?[2lattren!5 1370 



^he Kif'" of [aijirUl [1570] 

To iij Carpynters to vewe ye workcs 
payd for ij baskettes to Gary Rubbysshe 
paj'd for o[ne] hundreth single x peny nayles 
payd for one hundreth vj panye nayles 
payd to a laborer for one Daye 

?Che y:iii of apriU 

payd for one thousande ij pany nayles . 
payd for iiij""' hundereth of lathes . 

[Owe entri/ omitted.'] 

TSMt Kh of a^itrlU 

payd to John Bli.l playsterer ij Dayes 

payd to Rycharde ]>ewkll laborer ij Dayes . 

payd to John walker laborer iiij"" Dayes 

payd [to] THOMAS mayson tyler 

payd to THOMAS prowdlove carpynter v Dayes 

payd to MATHEw Ins scrvaunte v Dayes . 

payd to John ffayreberne v Dayes . 

payd for ij hundorcth of lathes 

payd for 24 busshelles of heare at v le busshell 

?Che Kt><if ' of aptrtU 

payd for vj busshelles of hcare 

payd to John awgustine laborer iij Dayes 

?Che 2<i 3a» of apriU 

[One entry omitted.'] 
payd to John bull plasterer for ij Dayes 
payd to TlYCHARn smyth plasterer iiij'"' Dayes 
payd to RoBEKTE lewes laborer iiij"' Dayes . 
I. 422 



iij* 



viy" 



XVJ" 



ly* VllJ 



ij' viij* 

XX* 



id 



ly* uij 
iy* vj 

vj" viij* 

V X* 

iij' iiij* 

xxij* 



y' 


vj' 


y' 


vj" 


y" 


Tiy* 


iiij' 


viy* 


iy' 


iiy* 



[ w.^'S.. 1 » J"ss»- 2.2 July 1569—22 July 1 570. 196 ] 



ZCftc y:pi of itpn'U [1570] 

payd for half an hundereth of lyine . . . iij* 

^(ic Kj:(| of aiiriU 

payd to PROWDELOVE the carpynter vj Dayes . viij' 

payd to MATHEW kyrby his sarvaunte vj Dayes vij* 

payd to John Walker Laborer v Dayes . . v* 

payd to John kymber laborer iiij'"' Dayes DD [and a half] iij' ix* 
payd to John ffayreberne vj Dayes . . . iiij» 

^he 24 of upvill 

payd for half an bimdreth of x' peny nayles . iij* ob 

payd for one hundreth of vj peny nayles . 

Che 26 of a^itriU 

payd to John Walker laborer ij Dayes 
payd for iiij" longe spykes for to nale ye brases 
payd to Wylliam mayiore brycklayer viij Dayes 
payd to John kymber Laborer iij Dayes . 

fayd for iij thousande DD [and a ha//~\ of brycke 
and] one lode of sande ..... 

Itfic 28 Of ApviU 

payd for Carynge of ij lode of stones 
payd for one hundreth of vj penye nayles . 
payd for vij Dublo quarters x foote longe . 
payd for Carynge of a lode of tymber 
payd to PROWDLOVE vj Dayes .... 
payd to MATHEW kyrbye his servaunte vj Dayes 
payd to John Eobynson carpynter vj Dayes 
payd to Wylliam Colewryght his man vj Dayes 
payd to John flfayrebeme vj Dayes 

Zhc Uj" of ma» 

payd to EoBERTE walker for 34 foote of tember 
and a half at v* le foote ..... 

payd to pRouuELovvE carpynter iiij" Dayes 
payd to MATH EWE his servaunt iiij Daj'^es . 
payd to John Robynson carpynter iiij" Dayes . 
payd to Wylliam Colewryghte his man iiij" 
Dayes ........ 

payd to John AValkeii Laborer iiij" Dayes 
payd to John fifayreberne iiij'"^ Dayos . 
payd for Caryiuge of iiij""' lode of stones . 

[Om entry omitted.'] 

7[Mt IK" of iMilo 

payd for xxv busshelles of hayrc and caryaige . xj" j* 

I. 423 





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vj* 


x« 


viij* 


y' 


vj* 


cxxvj' 


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xij* 




vj* 


iij» 


iiij* 




viij* 


viij' 




vij' 




viij' 




vij' 




iiij* 




xiiij' 


iiij* 


v» 


iiij* 


iiij' 


viij* 


V 


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22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



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payd to the the mason for one Daj^e worke 
aboute the olde steppes ..... 

payd for Ixviij foote of steppes at viij* le foote 
payd for xl foote of cane l_Caen^ stone to ly 
vnder j'e steppes ...... 

payd for 238 foote of new pavynge at yj* le 
foote ........ 

payd for Caryage of ij lode of Tymber 

7[,Uc p' of ma» [1570] 

payd for one hundreth of vj peny nayles . 
payd to [one ?] Sawyers for ij Dayes 

'EUt y:iii of mag 

payd to PROUDLOVE carpynter vj Dayes 
payd to MA.THEW his servaunt vj Dayes 
payd to John Cooke carpenter vj Dayes . 
payd to CHARLES his servaunte vj Dayes . 
paj'd to John bull plasterer vj Dayes 
payd to John bundlaye plasterer . 
payd to Thomas Ramsey laborer vj Dayes 
payd to John Wai^ker Laborer yj Dayes 
payd to John fifayrebeme vj Dayes . 
payd for Caryage of a lode of stone 

[0«e entry omitted.~\ 

CJtc 20 JPau of itt«t» 

payd for iij Ruffe tyles .... 
payd to PROUDLOVE for iiij"'' Dayes . 
payd to MATHEWE his servaunte iiij""" Dayes 
payd to John Cooke Carpynter iiij"' Dayes 
payd to his sarvaunte charles iiij"'' Dayes 
payd to Wylliam mayor brycklayer ij Dayes 
payd to John bull plasterer one Daye 
payd to his servaunte iiij""' Dayes 
payd to Thomas Ramessay laborer one Daye 
payd to John kymber laborer ij Dayes 
payd to John Walker laborer iiij°' Dayes 
payd to John ffayreberne iiij"' Dayes 

^fic 22 Sa» of mawc 

payd for 214 foote of borde .... 
payd for the Caryinge [of] the same to the hall 

?EHe jfKi»i of majic 

payd to ij Sawyers ij Dayes .... 
payd to Wylliam mayor brycklayer iiij" Dayes 
payd to John kymber laborer iiij" Dayes 
]jayd for ij lode of Sande .... 

I. 424 



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vy* 
viij* 
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viij* 



a 



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iiij" viy* 



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197] 



iiij* 



EUc y:j:bii of ina» [1570] 

payd to BULL the plasterer iiij"'' Daves . . v' 

payd for 24 busshelles of hayre ... v' 

^fic jtjctiuf' UiXtt of mit» 

payd for the payvynge of the longe Cawsey betwene 
Powles churche Dore and the stacioners hall contayn- 
inge iiij"'' " and xviij [«'. e. 98] yardes Whereof there ys 
xviij yeardes of lengthe iij yeardes brode and a xj yeardes 
in lenghte iiij""' yardes broode at ij^ ob le yearde . xx' 
payd for vj lode of Sande and gravell . . vj* 

payd to John Coke Carpynter vj Dayes . . viij' 

payd to CHARLES his sarvaunte ij Dayes . . ij' 

payd for ij Dossyn of Turned pyllors . . ■vj' 

payd to PKOUDLOVE carpynter vj Dayes . ! viij' 

payd to MATHEWE his servaunte vj Dayes , vij' 

payd to JoHX "Walker laborer vj Dayes for Workyngc 
with the mayson ...... v" 

payd for viij hxmdereth latthes ... vij' 

payd to John ffayreberne vj Dayes . . . iiij' 

payd to the glasyer for mendinge the glasse in our 
buttry and ledynge the olde .... xx' 

payd for settinge on a locke . . •. . 



vuj 



\i 



l4 



"J 

iiij^ 



[Two entries omitted.] 



ij" 



y« 



xxv° 

ix' 

vj' 

viij' 

vij" 



Whe p' of Suttc 

payd for 45 foote of tymber and a half at vj* the footte xxij' 

payd for one lode of tymber at vj* the foote 

payd for 139 foote of boorde . 

payd for iiij""' peces of tymber . 

payd to the lermonger for nayles 

payd for viij bundelles of lathes 

payd for viij syngle quarters . 

payd for vj hundreth of lyme [and] iiij" lode of 

sande ...... 

payd for iij Turned pyllers 

[One entry omitted.] 

payd for ij syngle quarters .... 
payd for x hundreth of lathes .... 
payd for xiiij foote of tymber at v* le foote 
payd for one pece of tymber .... 
A Transcript S^c. m 



IX' 

V 



ix° 



iiij* 



XX* 



a* 



y" 

X* 

iiy* 
I, 425 



[ 197 h 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. b. Jugg.. j '^'^^'^Zn. ] 



[Two entries omitted.'} 

payd for ij punches to sett vnder the brases . vj'^ 

[One entry omitted.'] 

^fic b'?" of aJtils [15T0] 

payd to the Joyner for 34 yardes of Waynskott iij" viij» 

payd for ij Wayne skott Doores . . . xxxvj' 
payd to the payntinge all the lower ende of 

the hall with grene yelowe and Rede . . ij'^ v»- 



[Two entries omitted.'] 

fittt folotnttH a ftrette 

Mtumptt of tilt foresaslJf 



To iij Carpynters to Vewe ye Workes . 

To ij Sawyers for thayre Wages . 

To certayne laborers for 63 Dayes at x* le Daye ij" 

To the brycklayer for xiiij Dayes at xyj* the Daye 

To the plasterer for xxij Dayes at xvj^ per Diem 

To the vnder plasterers for viij Dayes at 

xiiij* by the Daye 

To the master Carpynters for 63 Dayes at 

xvj* the Daye iiy" 

To the vnder Carpynters for 59 Dayes at 

xiij* the Daye iij** 

To John ffayreberne offecer of the [Company] 

for 37 [Days] at viij* the Daye 

for nayles ....... ij" 

To the smythe for lerne Worke . 

for 3200 lathes 

for lyme sande and gravell .... ij" 

To the glasyer for his Worke 
I. 426 



iy 




XV' 


iiij* 


xij- 


vj* 


xviij" 




xxix' 


iiij* 


ix' 


iiij* 


iiij" 




viij' 


X* 


xxiiij* 


viij* 


xij' 


ix*ob 


ix» 


iiij* 


xxix' 


iiij* 


xij' 




xxvj' 





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22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



198] 



for payvinge the Cawsey betwene powles 
churche Dore and the stucioners hall . 




xx» 


j^ 


for hayre 




xxix" 


V* 


for payntinge the hall within and the entrye 
with grene yellow and Rede 


v" 




xij* 


To the plumber ...... 


ij" 


xiij" 




for 29 turned pillers ..... 




X' 


iij* 


for iij thousande and a half of brycke . 




xxxiij" 




for boordea and tymber .... 


T« 


iij" 


iiij'' 


To the Joyner for "VVaynskott and ij 
waynskott Doorea 


vii 


iiij" 




Charges for the steppes with pavynge stones 


Vjli 




X'VJ* 


for ij baskettes to Carye Eubbysshe 






v« 


for tyle pennes with iij Ruffe tyles 






V* 



Item a spone of the gyft of master Wally gylte 
Item a spone of the gyfte of master norton gylte 



anJr cftavfle of waster 3lus0e 
for tfte hole furititure of 3Poore 

m foloUi[e]tft 



id 



71 

vj* 



ffyrste payd for ye Caryage of a lode of tymber 

payd for a lode of tymber .... xij» 

payd to ij Sawyers 

payd to PROUDLOVE the Carpyuter 

payd to MATHEW his man 

payd for a pece of tymber . 

payd for iiij"' spykes . 

payd to the paynter 

payd for lyme and sande 

payd to the brycklayer 

payd for a Dore and Waynskott 

payd to the smythe 

payd more for an handle of leron 

payd more to [the] paynter .... iij" iiij 

[^he total expense for the furniture of the door, which was defrayed by B. Jugge, 
the senior Queen's Printer and Master for this year — apparently in lieu of tne 
customary annual gift of silver— was therefore i'4 11«. 2</. = in present value 
about ;£50.] 

I. 427 





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iiij* 


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22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



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iny 



xxx» 



fittt folotu^tH Hit figfteM 

of waster [g] CaUio])^ i^ntf 

Item payd for iij garnettes for the hall Dore Wayinge 

xliij pounde at iij* le pounde x" vj* 

Item payd for Revettes and nayles to the same 

Item payd for a greate plate Locke for ye sayde 

hall Dore and a handle to ye same 

Item payd for a payre of hynges for the parlour 

Dore Wayinge xviij pounde at iij"^ the pounde pryce iiij° vj* 

Item payd for Revettes and nayles for the 

sayd hynges pryce ...... ij" vj^ 

Item payd for makynge of a plate Locke for the same 

Dore with an handle and a staple for the same pryce xx' 

[The above is the Thirteenth special gift of J. Cawood to the Company recoided 
in this Register ; see pp. 49, 61, 62, 86, 90, 165, 190, and 223. Its total amount is 
£3 l\s. 6d. = about £40 of the present time.] 

Item of the gyfte of master gxmeld for the glasyinge of one 
casseraent standynge in the north e[a]st corner of the hall with 
his marke in yt . . . . . . [no sum stated] 

U htntboUntt of ^^bttfi 

of the masters anU others 

toU)ar!rc!^ the iiUiirfl»Mgc of om ftaU 
i\^ folotD(th 

Recevyd of master Wolf . . . . . 'vj* 

Recevyd of master kevall 



iiij' 
ij" 

iiij" 



xy* 

xy* 



Recevyd of master Seres 

Recevyd of master Judson 

Recevyd of master Daye 

Recevyd of master gunelde 

Recevyd of Thomas ensour 

Recevyd of Thomas bradshawe 

Recevyd of Thomas Wodcoke 

All these foresayd implemcntes pertay[n]inge or belongnynge to 

this howse with the some of John Wally [and] 

Wylliam norton then Wardens for the yere paste 1570 hath 
Delyvered in the presens of master Seres then master / for the 
yere folowynge / master Way / master Wolf / master kevall / master 
Cawod master Jugge master Judson and master Daye &c / 

jrilliam Seres Rychard Tottyll 

Reyinalde Wolff 

by me Jofm cttwood Jafties goneld 
by me Rycliavd Jugge 

i. 428 



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22 July 1569—22 July 1570. 



199] 



MEMORANDUM that ys to sayc in monye 

an obligation of master Cawod .... 

an obligation of master Irelonde .... 

Item in the handes of master tottle and master 
Irelonde the some of ..... . 

Item in the handes of John flfajrrebeme . 

SuMME TOTALIS — in the charge of master 
Judson and master norton the Wardens the some of 

By me JhOTl JudsOH 

by me wylltfam norton 



Xl>i 



XX" 



iiij" 



[ The rest of the page is blank in the Original. ] 



I. 429 



[ 199 1> 22 July 1569—22 July 1570. ^ J«««' ! ^.^'SSn. ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the OriginaL ] 

[This Proclamation is a general warning, provoked doubtless by a partial knowledge of the Conspiracy brewing anumg 
the Roman Catholics, which ultimately exploded in the Rebellion of the North on the 14th November 1569. 



>*l$ij the (fttteetie 




[iFIei-as diuers bookes made or translated by cei-tayne the Queenes Maiesties subiectcs, for tlie 
more part remayning on the other sydo of tlie sea, without lawful! licence, contayning 
sundry matters repugnaunt to trueth, derogatorie to the soueraigne estate of her Maiestie, 
and sturing and nourishing sedition in this Realme, are commonly in secrete sort here dis- 
pearsedby maUcious persons among sundry her Maiesties subiectes, to th[e]intent to diawe them to errour, 
and withdrawe them sediciously from their dueties and allegiance due to her Maiestie, as their onlye 
soueraigne. For redresse hereof, lyke as of late tyme some mylde example hath ben made in the starre 
iliaumber at Westminster, in correction of certayne persons founde faultie in the secrete dispearsing, 
buying, and allowing of sundry of the sayde seditious bookes : So her Maiestie meaning of her clemencie 
neither to haue any aduauutage taken for thinges herein alredy past, nor any her honest and quiet subiectes 
to be entangled with the lyke hereafter for lacke of admonition in due tyme : wylleth and earnestlye 
chargeth all maner of persons, to forbeare vtterly from the vse or dealing with any such seditious bookes, 
uiade or translated by any person, contayning matter derogatorie to the soueraigne estate of her Maiestie, 
or impugning the ordera and rites established by lawe for Christian religion and deuine seroice within 
this Realme, or otherwyse styrring and nourishing matter tending to sedition : and that such as alredy haue 
any of the sayde bookes, shall present, or cause to be presented the sayde bookes, within twentie and 
eyght dayes after the publishmg of this proclamation, to the byshop of the diocesse, or ordinarie of tlie 
place, and to receaue of hym a testimoniall of the tyme of the dehuerie thereof : and without expresse 
licence in wrytiug of the sayde byshop or ordinarie, or some arclibyshop, or other byshop of the Realme, 
not to kepe or reade any seditious bookes, vpon payne of her Maiesties greeuous indignation, and to be 
|)iuiished seuerely, as the qualitie and circumstaunces of the oflfence shall require and deserue. 

Gyuen at her Maiesties pallaice of Westminster, the first day of March. 1668 [t. e. 1669]. the eleuenth 
yere of her Maiesties raigne. 

God saue the Queene. 

tw Imprinted at London in Powles 

Churcheyarde by Bycharde ^ugge and yohn Cawood, Printers to the 

Queenes Maiestie. 

Cum priuilegio RegisD Maiestatis. ] 
I. 430 



W. Norton. \ ^ *"*'• 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



200] 



12l$lliam norton tften 
tSlavDrens of tfi^ com- 

pixnnc of the Stiutoncvs of all sudte somes 
of motiMc its fiivtft €omc to thitwrc luvttJycs 
from the ^Pi Da»c of 3ul» 1370 tinto the 
K)ri| Diiwe of 3}ttl» 1371 tuhi'ch »s hij the 
solace of one hole were as fololueth 



p Conneway henry atkynson the sonne of Thomas atkynson late of London 

gent Decessed hath put hym self apprentes to peter Conneway 
Cetizen and staciontr of London from the feaste of saynt John 



bapteste [24 June] anno 1570 x yeres . 



73 



ill 



w how Roberte asby the sonne of androwe ashy of bryckworth in the 

County of NOR[T]riAMPTox husbondman hath put hym soli' 
apprentes to Wylliam how Cetizen and stacioner of of London 
from the feast of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1570 



X yeres 



YjQ 



w gray Wylliam Salte the sonne of nycholas Salte late of London 

Joyner Decessed hath put hym self apjjrentes to Wylliam gray 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt 
barthelmewe th[e]apostle [24 August] 1570 viij yeres . vj* 



P benson Roberta Rathbon the sonne of John Rathhon late of yerlay in 

the County of Chester yeoman [deceased] hath put hym self 
apprentes to peter benson cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1570 viij j'eros vj* 

I. 431 



[200l> 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. ^■<^\w'^^^ J 



John foxe Humflfrey foxe the sonne of pers foxe of the parrysshe of seynt 
MARTENS IN YE FYLDE in the County of MIDDLESEX yeoman hath 
put hym self apprentes to John foxe Cetizen and stacioner of 
London from the feaste [of] saynt barthelmewe th[e]appo8tle 
[24 August] 1570 xj yeres vj* 



lothbury John stede the sonne of william stede late of marson in the 

Couunty of heryforde yeoman Decessed hath put hym self 
apprentes to amolde lothbury Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynte mychell th[e]arch[ang]ell [29 September] 
1570 vij yeres ........ vj* 



Coldoke Samnell Warman the sonne of henry "Warman of chensforth in 

ye County of essexe yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
fiBraunces Coldoke Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 



of saynt John bap test [24 June] 1570 xij yeres 



V3° 



master Jngg« laptest haryson the sonne of Lancelott haryson of hacknay in 
the County of medlesex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
Eycharde Jngge Cetizen and stacioner of London from the byrth 
of our lorde god [25 December] 157[0] Seaven yeres . vj* 



marter W»y John kyngman the sonne of henry kyngman of the Towne of 

Torchester yeoman hath put put hym self apprentes to Rychard 

Way Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of the 

^ Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] 1570 [«. e. 1571] viij 



yeres 



V}' 



L li»ry»on henry mercer the sonne of John mercer of the Cctie of heryforde 
Dyer hath put hym self apprentes to Lucas haryson Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of the byrth of our lordo 
[25 December] 1570 nyne yeres vj* 

I. 432 



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22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



201] 



L haryson Thomas hartwell the sonne of Eoberte hartweli, late of London 

Draper Dece[a]ssed hath put hj'in self apprentes to Incas haryson 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the byrth of our lorde 



[25 December] 1570 vij yeres 



T]» 



Cadman henry slade the sonne of hewghe slade of Crokhorne in the 

County of Somersett husbondman hath put hym self apprentes to 
Thomas Cadman Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 



the byrth of our lorde [25 December] 1570 nyne yeres 



V]" 



L haryson Josephe Temmes the sonne of John Temmes of luton in the 

County of bedforde Carpynter hath put hym self apprentes to 
lucas haryson Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste 
of [the] Anuntion of ye virgen mary [25 March] 1571 
viij yeres ......... yj* 



master Jndson Wylliam hyde the sonne of John hyue late of London laborer 
Decessed hath put hym self apprentes to John Judson Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of [the] puryfication of the 
virgen mary 1570 [«. e. 2 February 1571] x yeres . . TJ* 



John haryson 

[the] yu[u]nger 



Eoberte newton the sonne of Roberte newton of Trammoore 
in the County of cheste[r] yeoman hath put hym self apprentes 
to John haryson the yo[u]nger Cetizen and stacioner of London 
from the Anuntion of the virgen mary [25 March] 1571 



X yeres 



V3 



id. 



T hackett James foode the sonne of Rychard foode of hastyng lee in the 

County of kynt yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to Thomas 
hackett Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of philleppo 
and Jacobe [1 May] 1571 x yeres . . . . . vj* 
A Transcript <^c. 65 I. 433 



[201t 



22 July 1 5 70—22 July 1571. v. s.re.. { ^J^^„ ] 



w pekerynge Edwarde brokes the sonne of Rychard brokes of straton awdlay 
in the County of oxford husbondman hath put hym self apprentes 
to Wylliam pekerjmge Cetizen and stacioner of London from the 



byrth of our lord [25 December] 1570 x yeres 



yj' 



L haryson Rychard sergyr the sonne of T sergyr late of naton in the 

County of norffolke yeoman Dece [a] ssed that hath put hym self 
apprentes to lucas haryson Cetizon and stacioner of London 
from the feaste of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1571 vij 
yeres .......... vj* 



bynnyman nycholas lynge the sonne of John lynge of the Cetie of norwych 
parehement maker hath put hym self apprentes to henry bynyman 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt mychell 
th[e]archangell [29 September] 1570 viij yeres . . vj* 



master Jngge Thomas Cherles the sonne of Rychard charles late of haryford 
yeoman Dece[a]8sed hath put hym self apprentes to Rychard Jugge 
Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of ye Anuntion of 
the virgen mary [25 March] 157[1] vij yeres . . . vj* 



B«nfs newbery Wylliam floyde the sonne of Roberte floyde late of welshepoole 
in the County of mon[t]gomery Dece[a]ssed hath put hj'm self 
apprentes to Banfe newbery Cetizen and stacioner of London from 
the feaste of saynt John bapteste [24 June] 1570 [? 1571] 



VIJ yeres 



yj 



id 



h Sutton henry derke the sonne of Roberte Clerke of London haberdasscr 

hath put hym self apprentes to henry Sutton Cetiezen and stacioner 
of London from the feaste of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1571 



X yeres 
I. 434 



^3 



id 



J. Judson. l^ g 
W.Norton.) "' """• 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



202] 



John kele Rychard longest the sonne of Rychard longest [of] Setworth in 

the County of Surry husbondman hath put hym self apprentes to 
John kele Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt 
4 John baptest [24 June] 1571 xj yeres . . . . \g* 

John greffen hnmfiray lewes the sonne of Rychard lewes late of London yeoman 
hath put hym self apprentes to John greffen Cetizen and stacioner of 
London from the feaste of saynt John baptest [24 June] 1571 



viij yeres 



^^ 



Bychard Wat- 
kyns 



master norton 



Edward nellam the sonne [of] Thomas nellam of icken ham in 
the County of medlesex yeoman hath put hym self apprentes to 
Rychard Watkyns Cetizen and stacioner of London from the feaste of 
saynte John bapteste [24 June] 1571 nyue yeres . . yj* 

John harres the sonne of Roberte harrys of Clime in the County 
of Salope gent hath put hymself apprentes to w norton Cetizen and 
stacioner of London from the feaste of saynt James th [e] appostle 
[25 July] 1571 vij yeres vj* 



lacy 



for enteriftifle of €opiit% 

Recevyd of Alexandre lacye for his ly cense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled tchan yat we haue Donne all that we can 



8fc 



iiy 



a 



Eychard Jonnea Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

epytaphe of my lady mares . . . . . . iiij* 

[Written by John Phillip. The Lady Mayoress (the wife of Sir Alexandbh 
Avenon) died on the 7th July 1570. Johnes' colophon has no date. This Ballad is 
reprinted by Mr Hdtu in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 264, Ed. 1857.] 

Eychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnss for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
intituled ye trust of tru subiectes ..... iiij* 



J amold Recevyd of John amolde for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled taken out of ye xiiij Chapter of saynt Lukk 
^c iiy^ 

I. 435 



[202JI 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



^■^'■{w'f^n. ] 



I*oy Recevyd of lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett intituled 

i/e bmyneles blessynge of the hull 8j-c . . . . . iiij* 

[Anonymously written, and Lacy's impression is undated. It is reprinted by Mr 
HuTH in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 332, Ed. 1867.] 



Eychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled the pedler ...... 



iiy* 



greffeth Recevyd of w greffeth for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a ballett 

intituled Rehclles Miimers ...... iiij* 

[Written by Thomas Bette. It is entitled A newe Ballade, intituled Agaynst 
Bebedwu^ antl false rumours. Griffith's Colophon is dated 1570. It is reprinted by 
Mr HuTH in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 354, Ed. 1867.] 



grefifeth Recevyd of w greffeth for his lycense for the pryntinge of a ballett 



of ye prodygall chylde 



lUjO 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry T)ynn3rman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
intituled ye dy scour se of Sypers [i e. Cyprus'] and Candy 
Sfc 



iiy* 



t.'. 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

agaynste greate hose ,,.,,.. 



iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



a myrror of maydes 



mj° 



W pekerynge Recevyd of W pekerynge for his lycense for prjTitinge of a ballett 



taken out o/" Jos[h]ua the a;'* Chapter 



uij" 



W pekeryinge Recevyd of W Pekerjmge for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett of 



ye prayse of vertuous Dames 8fo 



uy" 



pekerynge Recevyd of W Pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



BrvES and LAZEum 



uy" 



W pekerynge Recevyd of W pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



of AD AMs fear efull fall 
I. 436 



UJJ" 



[ w.'nS>>s««- 22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



203] 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a 



ballett Eche uyght yat ys to Englonde tru 8fc 



lUj" 



greffeth Recevyd [of] w greffeth for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



how yat men shulde put thayre hole trust in Jhesus 8fc 



liij* 



godlyf Recevyd of godlyf for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett of 



F ELTON 



li^o 



Bychard Jonnes Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 



thl/lende and confyssion [q/] John fylton 



mj 



id 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 



ye Death of JoHN FYLTON 



iiij* 



lacy 



Recevyd of Alexandre lacy for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett intituled ursyinge 8fc . . . . . . iiy 



id 



hackett Recev^ of ThomaSk hackett foi^is lycenseVor pryntinge of a boke 

intitulea^serifew verse^Sfc ■ \ . • \ [w ^"Sif stated"] 



hackett Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



intituled ye fawltes facoidtes by boeeman . 



[Can this mean The faidti faculties : if so, what does that mean ?] 



uij" 



kyrham Recevyd of henry k3rrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett intituled a letter to Rome to Declare to ye pope 



iiid 



11^ 



greffeth Recevyd of W greflfeth for his lycense for his lycense for pryntinge 

of a ballett intituled maydc Will you mary moralyzed . iiij* 

1.437 



[203J> 



22 July 1570-22 July 1571. '^•S'"' i^fc. ] 



greffeth Recevyd of w greflfeth for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a ballett 



hetwene pers [? Pess^ 



iiij 



id 



greffeth Recevyd of W greflFeth for his lycense for pryntinge of vert/ (jodly 

psahnes and prayers ........ 



iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for the pryntinge of [a] 
ballett the kitchen boyes Songe ...... 



iiij'^ 



aide 



Recevyd of [John] aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett tyme 
tryeth all thinge\s\ ........ 



iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 
ye pope in greate fury Doth 



iiij* 



Eychard Jonnes Recevyd of Ryohard Jonnes for his lycense for ye pryntinge of 
[? an account ofl monsterus Stcyne 



iiij* 



aide Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

which Doth playnly Doth Declare ..... 



iiij* 



awdelay Recevyd of John awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

an answere to a papest byll in Northampton 



iiij* 



Edmondes Recevyd of W Edmondes for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 



a Warnynge or punysuhcment yat Englondc shuld Repente . iiij 



iid 



[The following was added subsequently, as there is a difference in tiie colour of the ink.] 
master Daye Recevyd of master Daye for his lycense for thys coppyes following 
&c. The gospell in the Sayos tonge The Imag[e\ of nature and grace 
The Herman of master fox. supplicaiio bei^garum ad damtum 
Imperator ......... xvj* 

I. 438 



[ wS°n. \ ^- s«"«- 22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



204] 



Eye hard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his ly cense for pryntinge of a 
ffayrynge for mayde and wyf ...... 



iijjd 



J Bobertes Eecevyd of James Robertas for his lycense for ye pryntinge of u 



ballett of lady VERTU 



uy" 



bynnyman Recevyd [of] henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



ballett the Wellcomme home ofBoctour STOEYE 



uy 



id 



L haryson Recevyd of lucas haryson for his lycence for pryntinge of an edict for 



the peace of Ffraunce 



iiy" 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
ballett the Death and end of T SOLTE .... iiij* 



kyrham Recevyd [of] henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

expressynge ye fame ....... iiij* 

[Written by Steven Peell. Printed by A. Lacie for H. Kyrkham, without date. It 

is entitled 

A Proper new Balade expressyng the fames 
Concerning a warning to all London dames 

It is reprinted by Mr Collier in Old Ballads, p. 53, Ed. 1840.] 

kyrham Recevyd of henry kyrham for his lycense for pryntinge of a ballett 

of Sodom and gomore iiij* 

[Anonymously written. Printed by Eicbard Johnes for Henrie Kyrkham, without 
date. It is intituled of the horrible and wofidl destruction of Sodome ami Gomorra ; 
and is reprinted by Mr Huth in Ancient Ballads and Broadsides, p. 183, Ed. 1867.] 



Colwell 



bynnyman 



Recevyd [of] Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of 
Eldeetons ell fortune iiij* 

Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and jironostication of george goscyne [authorized] by 
[my] lorde of canterbury tUJ* 

1 haryson and Recevyd of 1 haryson and george bysshope for thayre lycense for 

IT hvRflhnnfi •' .... 



g bysshope 



pryntinge of a boke a vewe of mans estate 



viy" 



Watkyns Recevyd of Rychard watkyns for his lycense for pryntinge of an 

almanacke and pronostication of master buckmaster [authorized] by 

my lorde of Canterbury ^* 

I. 439 



[204 ft 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



'^•^""■l^.'StXn. ] 



awdelay Recevyd of John awdle[y] for his lycense for pryntinge of The 

bewalynge of tru subiectes ...... iiy' 



id 



marghe Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and pronostication of John Securis [authorized] by my 
lorde of canterbury 



viij* 



Denham 



Recevyd of henry Benham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
a brefe pleasaunt Treaten Called naturall and artificiall conclusions 
which was Cowplande[8] iiij* 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of the 
iij''' orations of d[e]mosthenes ix* 



Lawton Recevyd of augustine lawton for his lycense for pryntinge of the 



Emage of Idlenes which was leonerd maylard[8] 



TOJJ" 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for ye pryntinge of a very 



iiij* 



lamentable and Wofull Di/scources floudes 8fc 

[Written by Richard Tarlton [? the celebrated actor]. It is entitled A very 
lamentable and loofull Discours of the fierce fiuds, which lately flmued in Bedford 
shire, in Lincoln shire, and in many other places, with the great losses of sheep and 
other cattel, the 5 of October 1570. Aide's Colophon is dated 1570. It is reprinted by 
Mr Collier in Old Ballads, p. 78, Ed. 1840.] 



vautrulUr Recevyd [of] Thomas vautrnller for his lycense for pryntinge of [a] 
boke of musyke ...... . . ij' 

master Tottle Recevyd of master Tottle for his lycense for prjTiting of master 
GRAFTONs Cvonacle [in]viij'' x* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



the ■petifull history of ij lovyng Italy ons 



liy' 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
hundreth thre skore xv homelies or sermons of master Gualters vpon 
the Actes ^* 



master Jugge Recevyd of master Jugge for his lycense for [printing of] chitrche 
Wardens and sicorewomen ...... 

I. 440 



iiij* 



J. JTudson. 
W. Norton. 



VW. Seres. 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



205] 



Denham Recevyd of henry Denham for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



Rayre wonders andfeyrefull syghtes in earth as in heaven 



iuj° 



B Jonnes 



Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for ye pryntinge 
of morral phelosijjhe [authorized] by my lord of London . iiy* 



awdelay Recevyd of John awdeley for his lycense for pryntinge of a 

sermon preached at Hampton Couurte [authorized] by my lordc 



of CANTERBtfRY 



lUj" 



aide and 
pekeryng 



Recevyd of John aide and Wylliam pekerynge for thayre lycense 
for pryntinge of By scour se of floudes and waters . . iiy* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of an 
almanacke and a pronostication of master monslowe [authorized] 
by my lorde of Canterbury ...... viij* 



pekerynge Recevyd of W pekerynge for his lycense for his lycense for 



pryntinge of the begynnynge and endynge of all popery 



im* 



pekerynge Recevyd of W pekerynge for his lycense for pryntinge [of] a 



ballett^^e markett or fay re of all vserers 



iiij* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of a new yeres 

oyfle • 



ii^* 



Eychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for the pryntinge [of] 



a playne pathway to perfect Reste 



uij 



id 



e[a]gt and Recevyd of Thomas e[a]st and henry medleton for thayre lycense 
med eton ^^^ pryntinge of netres out of Ferrara [authorized] by my lorde 
of London iiij* 



Ulster Jugge Recevyd of master Jugge for this lycense for pryntinge of wether 
yt be morrall synne to stransgresse Civill laices 8fc . . iiij* 
A Transcript ^c. 56 I- 441 



[205 ft 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



W. 8«re8. 



f J. Judaott. 
W. Norton. 



.] 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a 



boke elementes of ge\o\metry SfC 



Vjo 



newbury Recevyd of Eauf newbery for his lycense for pryntinge of 



medytations rpon psalmes 8fc 



uy" 



purfoote Recevyd of Thomas pnrfoote for his lycense for pryntinge [of] a 



tru Copy of a letter sente/rom Ferrara 



uy" 



Rychard Jonnes Recevyd of Rychard Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
ballett of the comly behavyour for ladyes and gent\le\women iiij* 



Bwdeiay Recevyd of John awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



Epytaphe of Doctour ff ADDON . 



iiy* 



awdelay Recevyd of John awdelay for his lycense for pryntinge of an 



Epytaphe [of] master FfMA UNCES BENYSON 



iiy 



id 



L haryion and Recevyd of lucas haryson and george bysshope for thayre 
lycense for pryntinge of John Caxvyns comentary vpon the 



psalmes 



iij- 



W JonnM Recevyd of W Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

intituled the forrest or collection of hystoryes [authorized] by my 



lorde lorde of London 



y* 



T marihe 



Recevyd of Thomas marshe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 
the exposition of saynte MARKS LUKE and JOHN iij» iiij* 



aUa 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge of an Epytaph 

of master SSTCE preacher iiy' 

I. 442 



[ w'S^n. \ ^- s— • 22 July 1 570—22 July 1571. 



206] 



Colweil Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge the tru 



Reporte of the newes in Heryfordshyre 



iiy" 



Colwell Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of m}"* part 



of [Seneca, vizJ] herculus oote . 



mj" 



g bysshope Recevyd of george bysshoppe for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 

questionum et Responsam theodory beze .... 



iiij* 



w Jonnes Recevyd of W Jonnes for his lycense for pryntinge an answer to 



apolige Throtvyn a brode in the Couurte [by] w fulkes 



T]" 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of 
the marynours boke ........ 



iiij* 



bynnyman Recevyd of henry bynnyman for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke 



a patronefor parentes 



iiy" 



vautrnller Recevyd of Thomas vautruller for his lycense for pryntinge [of 
a book] contaynynge an alphahett of Copyes for the secratory 



hande 



7) 



id 



w greffeth Recevyd of w greflfeth for his lycense for pryntinge an Epytaph of 



master ON MS LOWE [? MonsloweI 



lUj" 



master Jugge Recevyd of master Jugge for his lycense for pryntinge of Doctour 
STORYt's confession at his Death ...... 



iiij* 



T Colwell 



Recevyd of Thomas Colwell for his lycense for pryntinge of a 
Deckiryson of Doctour storye ...... 



iiy* 



aide 



Recevyd of John aide for his lycense for pryntinge an adnwnyssion 

of Doctour STORYE . iiij* 

I. 443 



I 



[20611 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



^•«««!^.'n'oX.] 



Colwell 



Recevyd of T Colwell for his lycense for the pryntinge of the new 



newes of Dodour STORY 



uy" 



bynyman Recevyd of henry bynyman for his lycense [for the prynting] of a 

boke an aration prononced hefwe the Frynshe liynge . . iiy"* 

marshe Ixix copies 

[? What is the connection of Thomas Marsh's name with 69 copies. There are 93 
distinct pubUcations registered in the above annual List.] 



fifties for fivaftswfle of 



[The dates of this and the next three entries are between the 22nd July and about 
the 30th November 1.570.] 
Recevyd of Thomas hackett for his fyne betwene W pekerjmge and 

hym the last yere past ...... 



•vj' viij* 



Recevyd of henry medleton for his fyne for [having] messed the 
quarter Daye ......... iiij* 



Recevyd of flfraunces Coldoke for his fyne for yat he kepte a prentes 
contrary to orders ........ viy* 

Recevyd of Thomas sturroppe for his fyne for yat he messed the 
quarter Daye ...... . . iiy* 

Recevyd of Rychard pekerynge for his fyne for yat he kept open his 

rid 



shope on saynt androwes daye [30 November 1570] 
Recevyd of Eychard Jonnes for the same offence 
Recevyd of Wylliam Jonnes for the same offence 
Recevyd of master Wally for his fyne for ye same offence 



• ■•■J 



Recevyd of John arnolde for [his] fyne for ye same offence iiij* 

Recevyd of angustine lawton for his fyne for the same offence tj* 
I. 444 



[^, 



J. Judson. / 
Norton, t 



W. Seres. 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



207] 



Recevyd of Rychard gamett for his fyne for the same 
offence ........ yj* 

Recevyd of Thomas Chapman for his fyne for the same 



offence 



uy 



Recevyd of Thomas sturrope for his fyne for the lyke 
offence ........ yj* 

Recevyd of peter benson for his fyne for the lyke offence vj* 

Recevyd of olyver wylkes for his fyne for the lyke offence vj* 

Recevyd of Thomas Cadman for his fyne for yat he kept a 
prentes contrary to orders ..... 



ijS yjd 



Recevyd of henry conneway for yat he cam to the hall in 
his cloke ........ xij* 

Recevyd [of] Dennes emelay for his fyne for the lyke 



offence 



iuj° 



Recevyd of hewgh shyngleton for his fyne for the lyke 



offence 



iiy* 



ISitntt^ belonginge to s^ 



Recevyd of master poynt for a hole yere a Rent at our lady 

. iij" xij^ 

[wo sum stated] 



Day [25 March 1571] . 
Recevyd of master Jngge 



Recevyd of master Cawood for a yeres Rent Due at the foresayd 
feast [25 March 1571] .... [«o sum stated] 

Recevyd of leonerd mylles for a hole yeres Rent Due at our 
lady Day [25 March 1571] xxyj' viij* 



I. 445 



[207l> 



32 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



^"-•iVt^n. ] 



uiaftgitfle of fremen anH 
ftretHven 

i\n foloU)(tH 

•master Toy Recevyd of Thomas bradshawe for his admytting fre man of this 

howse the vj of July 1570 iij" iiij* 

[* These side names — whicli occur here for the first time — are the names of the 
employers with whom these now made free fiuislied their ai^prenticesliip.] 



S Coldoke 



Recevyd of Thomas wodcoke for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the vj of July 1570 iij" iiij* 



Bhyngleton Recevyd of Rychard albery for his admyttinge freman Turned 
over by the master and wardens of the companye of Carpynters 
xxvij"* Day of July 1570 in ye presens of of master Seres then 
master / master Judson master norton then wardens master / 
Cawod / master Day / and master Irelonde . . iij' iiij* 



T hackett Recevyd of Edward Rokedyn for his admyttinge freman of this 

howse the xxv of septembre 1570 .... 



iij' iiij* 



master Coston Recevyd of stepheu pele for his admyttinge freman of this howse 
the xiij of novembre 1570 iij» iiij* 



Recevyd of mistres foxe for the herse cloth 

[1 May this be taken as evidence of John Foxe's death.] 



xij" 



master Way Recevyd of a[l]bon Crosse for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the the v*** of Januarij 1570 [i. e. 1571] . iy" iiij^ 



Recevyd [of] Cornelions Johnson for his admyttinge [a] brother 
of this howse the ix"" of Jamtarij 1570 \i. c. 1571] . y* yj* 

master norton Recevyd of w ponsonbe for his admyttinge fre man of this howse 
xj of Januarij 1570 [». e. 1571] .... iij' iiij* 

master marahe Recevyd of Eoberte Eobyns for his admyttinge freman of this howse 
the xj of /eJrMary 1570 [i.e. 1571] . . . . iij' iiij* 



[Seep. 420.] 



I. 446 



t 



[ w.'Sa. ! ^ ser... 22 Julj 1 570—22 Julj 1571. 208 ] 



master Cawod Recevyd of henry bamforth for his admyttinge freman of thys howse 
xj'" of Januarij 1570 [i. e. 1571] .... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of John baylay for his admyttinge brother of this howse 
the fyrste of /cJrMany 1570 [i.e. 1571] ... iij' iiij* 

Recevyd of Tymothe Ryder for his admyttinge freman of this howse 
the xxj of marche 1570 [i. e. 1571] . . . iij» iiij* 

Recevyd of Wylliam Wylliamson for his admyttinge freman of this 
howse the xxiij of aprill 1570 [i. e. 1571] . . iij' iiij* 

• Recevyd of Sir Thomas Smyth one of the quenes maiesties prevy 

Counsell for his admyttinge freman of this howse xxiij of 

aprill 1570 [i. e. 1571] iiij' iiij'' 

[A notable accession to the Company.] 

Recevyd of humfFray gylberde for his admyttinge freman of this 

howse the xxiij of aprill 1570 [«'. e. 1571] . . iiij' iiij* 

[This has been supposed to be Sir Humphrey Gilbert : but as he was knighted at 
Drogheda on the 1st January 1570 ; he would certainly have been quoted here with his 
title, as is Sir Thomas Smith.] 

Recevyd of peter burgnnyon for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the vj* of may 1570 \i. e. 1571] . . . y» vj* 



Recevyd of nycholas nyckcan for his admyttinge brother of this 
howse the xiiij of may 1571 y* ^* 

Recevyd of w hoskyns for his admyttinge freman of this howse 
XV of may 1571 ....... iij' iiij* 



I. 447 



[208 ft 22 July 1570— 22 July 1571. " "^•8«re..!^.'No'Xn. ] 



Uttthiitf of tht Centers 

Recevyd of arnolde lothbury and lucas haryson Renters of this 
howse for this yere paste the some of x^ viij* . x" viij* 

Mecetiif!! of (J %ntn UiHirft totre 
taftett into tht Ifflierg 

Recevyd of Dumstayne whapla[n]de ^V^lan he sued to be in the 
levery xl' 

Recevyd of Rychard grene Whan he was taken into the 

lyvery ... ..... xx' 

[? ^V'hat could be the occasion of this difference of fee. Did more money make up for 
Whapland's lesser standing in the Company i See p. 111.] 



fittt 0Xitt tnjSttrtfi all 
Sucfie vagment^js as tht sawJi 
Sohn Siutji^on anil IZtiiUtam 
novton ftatft laglr out sens tht 

fPi of SiUo 1370 bnto tftc mi of Stilo 1371 U)Ji{c!i 
j»!5 1>» |»c !5i»rtC( of one hole sere 

[Four entries omitted.] 
• payd to the payd to John flfayreberne for his wages . . xx' 

nowsp oi niv * 

Debt xx» in parte f* This side note is very important. For though not signed, it is evidently written by 
of payment of '"^^ Fayreberne; who here makes a note that he had only received one" half of his 
amiual wages of 40s., and that the other half had gone in part paj'ment of his debt to 
the Company of £4. This being true, an inspection of the handwriting of this Register 
is at once convincing that the greater part of it, down to the end of p. 452, is in the 
same handwrituig as this side note ; and consequently that Fayreberne was to a large 
extent the Transcriber of all entries of an ordinary character from the several books 
of first entry into this one single Volume. 
See also a similar side note at jo. 460 ; which is likewise in the same handwriting.] 

Item allowance towardes the charges of ye Denner v" 

[One entry omitted.'] 
I. 448 



iiiju 



[w'NXn.'^s«e»- 22 Julj 1 570— 22 Julj 1 571 . 209] 

for maftgnfl^ or a neta) Mome 
in our Cole hotn^t 

Yiajd to a carpynter the ij""® of June [1571] for 

one Dayes work 3 ...... xvj* 

payd for iij Bubble quarters .... xviij* 

[Eight entries omitted.'] 

payd for Cresset light with all other necessaryes 

thervnto belongynge xx» v* 

[ One entry omitted. ~\ 
payd for Ij vysserdes ij* 

\_One entry omitted.'] 
payd for wrytinge of a letter .... viy* 

ror ntenSinfle of tftt ^ttppt^ 
go^inge \^p tinto our HaU 

payd for xxx\j foote of fre stone at x^ le foot . xviij* 

payd [for] a lode [and] ij sackes of lyme . . xvj* 

payd for iiij'"' Dayes worke to the mayson . . iiij* 

payd for iiij""^ Dayes for his servaunte . . y* 

for jja^btitfle at se eMSt ttibt 

of iioUilijS cftttrcHe toHere 

tht company stanUretfte tht 

morotttc of !$»montr ixntf ^utii^ )raj)c 
[i.e. on 29 ©ctolior] 

master Seres payd y' 

master Jugge payd ...... iiij* 

master Wolf payd iiij* 

master kevall payd ij* 

master Daye payd ...... ij' 

A Transcript ^c. 57 ^- ^^ 



[ 209 h 



22 July 1570—22 July 1571. 



W. Seres. 



( J. Judaon. 
■ W. Norton. 



.] 



JCfie holt tii^VQt^ of sftafHollr 
quene:E& maiestie ram to atr 

?rftoma!S avassfutm p^> of 3)itnuiti:tf 1570 [i- c 1571] 

as yt aperetli by the llenters boke ..... 



iij" iiij' X* 



[Two entries omitted.] 



All the foresayd implementes pertayninge or belongnynge to this howse with the 

some of John Judson and Wylliam norton then Wardens for the yere 

paste 1571 hath delyvered in the presens of master Seres then master / for the 
yere folowjTige master wolf / master Cawod / master Wally / master Tottle — 
to master Daye and master Toye then wardens for the yere folowynge 

Memorandum yat is to say in monye the some of 

an oblygation of master Cawod . . . . . . xl"* 

an oblygation of master Irelonde ...... xx"* 

in the handes of John flFayreberne iij" 

SUME TOTALIS 

William Seres. skest Jhon Dat/e] 

Reginalde Wolff e. Humfry Toye) 

John caicood 
John Waley 
Rycharde Tottyll 



\Here end the detailed annual Wardens' Accounts of the Company contained 

in this Book. There is note a gap between the 22nd Jul;/ 1571 and the 20th 

July 1576; all our knowledge of which period will be found on the 

following pj). 451 — 474. The details of the Company's transactions 

are then resumed in their fulness in Register B; of which however 

the annual audited summary Abstracts are contained in 

this Volume down to as late as the 2nd August 

1596. So that to that extent this 

Register overlaps the period 

of the next.'] 
I. 450 



[ K'. \^- '""■ 22 July 1571—22 July] 1572 / [ 210 ] 






WUt Uccomptt of 0oHn 

tm^tnDMc Slate aitJi ftumfveg Eo^t 
'''''ml^tn inatsjeits of tht €om»an»e 

of ttic Strtdottcrss of aU iSttdtc siomcis of moncg 
as liatft tommc to thciv hi\nXic» fvom the ^^I't 
Jraic of Suite 1371 iintiU tfie m^^ irate of Sttlge 
1372 (tit?) for one iultole jjetre as foUohietft 

Imprimis in redie money beinge the stocke of the hall . 

Receaved of master Cawoode in parte of payment of his Dett 

Due by obligacon ........ xx^ 

Receaved of master Irelande in parte of payment of his dett 

due by Obligacon ........ x" / 

Receaved of John ffeirebarne in parte of payment of his dett 

due by obligacon ........ xxx' / 

Received in redye money of the Renters for quakteuedge, 

Rentes and such like over and above their Allowaunces . xj*^ iiij' ij* 

[By ' Allowances ' we are apparently to uuderstand the stated and ordinary 
petty disbursements which were made by the Renters ; and deducted from 
their receipts, before paying their annual balance to the Under Warden. So 
that these amoimts are no absolute criterion of the prosperity of the Company.] 
Received for Lycenced coppies as doth appeare by the 

Register in the Clarkes booke xliij" viij* 

[This Book, kept by George WapuU the clerk, is now lost.] 
Received for presentmentes of prentizes 

[As the inrollraent fee was still ^d. up to 21st January 1578, see II. 82 ; 
Twenty-seven Apprentices were presented this year.] 
Received for makeinge of ffremen and brethekene 

[The fee for the making of a freeman being still the Half-Noble ; and that 
for admitting of a brother, the Half-Crown : all that can Ije said is that the 
Freemen and Brethren of this year's creation could not have exceeded 18.] 

Received for fynes for breakeinge of orders 
Received for the hall lettinge ..... 

Received for the benevolences towardes the buildings of the 
kytchinne and other necessaries ...... 

Received for the benevolence of settinge forth of xxij men for 
the *shewe at Grenewige on male dale before ye queue 1572 





xiij" 


vjd 




xlvij" 


iiij* 




XXV' 


iiij* 


xiy" 


xvij» 


X* 



humfry Toye 



[The Under Warden appears to have kept the Accounts of the Company from this date onward.] 
[• Stow's account of this Show — which was the wind-up of a five-weeks' drill — is as follows : — 
The fine and twenty and sixe and twenty of March [l.'JTa], by the connnanderaent of the queenes maiesty 
her counsell, the citizens of London assembling at their seuerall hals, the maisters chose out the moste hkely 
and actiue jjersous of euerjr their companies, to the number of three thousand, whom they appointed toi be 
pikemen and shot. The pikcmeu were foorth with armed in faire corslets and other furniture, according 
thereunto : the gunners had eucry of them his caliuer, with the furniture, and munians [inorions] on 

their heads On May day [1572] they mustred at Greenewich before the queenes maiesty, where 

they shewed many warlike feates, but were hindered by the weather, wlucli was all day showring. They 
returned that night to London, and were discliarged on the next morrow. i>. 113G, E(.l. 1600.] 

I. 451 



[210tl 22 July 1571— 22 July 1572. ^■B'»'■\k^% 



Toy. 




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[The following Proclamation was issued at a most anxious time for the English government. The Rebellion In the 
North under tlie Karls of NiiRTHrMBEKi.AND and \VEsT.vioiiEi.AND-~which had lasted from the Uth November to about the 
2l8t Deceml)er 156!1 -had been followed by JoH.s Fklto.n's hanging the Papal Bull of Excomniutiication on the gate of tha 
liishop of London's palace in Paul's Churchyard on the 25th May 1. WO (for which act Kelton himself was suteequently 
hanged kc. before the Bishoji's gate): and there had now been newly detected the Conspiracy in Norfolk, under John 
Throomorton, which undaunted by the grievous failure of the Sortheni attempt— had been planned to commence on 
Midsummer's Day at Ilarlestnn fair. So that there was no knowing as to where these conspiracies would end, or how manj 
more ' simple folk ' wovUd die through f hem ; the victims of the Uondsh propagandism. In this Notification, we seem to 
see the Privy Council striving to sound the darkest doptlia of treason, and we can hereby realize the perjjetual strain on 
tlieir minds, to Ix; erer on the watch for such relxilUous explosions as those they had lately witnessed. Most certainly was 
this a fierce hand-to-hanc! fight between the Crown and State of Kngland and the priest-king of Rome and his abettors. 
In it open force (especially moral force) did at length vanquish - as it evor will in this country— secret treachery ; though, 
as Mr Froude has sliewn, the acti»j Protestant section carrying on the Government were less than one half of the nation. 

This Proclamation also bears testinsony to the activity of the Romanist presses, both at home and on the Continent : and 
likewise shows us what a deadly thing the mere possession of one of the books or tracts produced by them was ; at a time 
in which Sir George Bowes, as he him.5elf told John Stow, executed rebels in every market town between New- 
castle and Wethorby, that is, over a district 60 miles in length by 40 miles in breadth. . 

1 SI proclamation inaSxc against ssctrittous awJr traiitcvotm 
l$ooU($> '&i\\t% iwxti Mtvittnacs [on the Ist Snlo 1370] 

[HE Queenes Maiestie being of late certeiily infourined of the trayterous boklnes of certen 
wicked and seditious persons, that euuyiiii; and inaHcing the good vuiuersall quiet of this 
her llealnie and subiectes, do by secrete niauer coutiiue and scatter certain infamous scrolles 
and billes in some partes of her Reiihne, and into some other pai-tes bring in trayterous 
bookes and Bulles, as it ■\vere from Home, tlierliy with vntruthes and falsehodes, yea 
witli diuers monstrous absm'dities to the slaunder of tlie NobiUtie and Counsell of this 
Reahiie, and not sparyng also in the same to vtter hygh Treasons agaynst the estate and Royal diguitie 
of her Maiestie, to ingender in the lieades of the simple ignorauut multitude, a mislykyng or niurmuryng 
agaynst the quiet gouernemeut of the Realrae, and namely in malitious depi'auyng of such actions as are 
and haue ben by good counsel prouidently deuised, necessarily attempted, and wel atcheeued by her 
Maiesties order, for defence not only of her Maiestie, but of the very hole body and people of the 
Realme from the open fucie of Rebelles, and intended inuasions by outwarde enemies : liatli hereupon 
thought good and neces.sary to warne al her her good faithfull subiectes, that if any such tiajlieroas or 
lewde and slanderous billes or bookes, in writing or in i)riiit, shall any wyse come to the handes of any 
person that can or may by readyng of any part of the same, finde the same to be of suche lewde qualities 
agaynst her Maiestie, or the Nobilitie of the Uealme, or any of lior Cjuusell, or tending to the slaunder 
of any other publike estate and officer : that immedia'tly without shewyug or report or speeche 
therof to any person, he shall bring and deliuer it to the liaudes of the Lieuetenaunt of the same Shire, 
or to his Deputie. Or if in case the same Lieuetenaunt or his Deputie shalbe so farre of, as the finder for 
pouertie or other necessary impediment cannot speedily resort to them therwith : Then the sayde fynder 
shall without makyug any other ])riuie tliereto, bring it to tlie ne.xt lustice of peace, or head Officer that 
can reatie : who being infourmed therof, shal examine the fynder of the maner and other circimistaunces, 
to his discretion necessary, how the .same was founde : And thereupon shall seale it vp close, with the 
examination of the fyndei', if any person be tliereby chargeable, and shall sonde it immediatly to her 
Maiestie, and her Counsell, without geuyng knowledge of the contentes thereof to any other maner [of] 
jierson : And shall also vpou the examination of the fynder, do his vttermost by his owne aiicthoritie, or by 
aduertising to any other hauyng aucthoritie in the same Shire or libertie, or otherwyse, to cause to be 
apprehended all the persons charged or suspected as aucthours, or any wyse participantes of the 
sayd slaunderous and seditious billes, bookes, or scrolles, to the intent the same i)ersons so charged or 
suspected may be further tryed and ordered, with such seueritie as their desertes shall require. 

And furthermore, if any maner of writing or scrolles shal happen in any suspitious maner to come to the 
handes of any perse m, the same l)eyng not able by readyng to disceme what the same is. not knowyns' 
who the person is by whom he shall attayne to it : The sayde person so beyng igiioraunt of readyng, siiall 
foorthwith shewe the same to some honest di.screte Otlicei', nearest to the place, that can reade it. Who 
fyndyng it to be any wyse seditious or .slaunderous, shall foorthwith caiy it and the brynger also, and 
deliuer them both in lyke maner to the Lieuetenaunt of the Shire, or other OtHcer, in lyke maner as if he 
had ben the first fyndei- therof hyni selfe. 

And if any person can by any uieanes discouer who are the aucthours or writers, counsellers, or 
couueyei's of any sucli trayteious or slaunderous bylles, bookes, or writinges, that alredy hath ben or 
shalbe hereafter dis])erse(l ; the same so doyng in such sort as it may come to the knowledge of her 
Maiastie, or her Counsell, shalbe st) largely rewarded, as duiyug his or their lyues they shall haue 
iust cause to thinke them selues well vsed. And if he haue ben any wy.se a partener in the same faulte, 
and yet wyll discouer the principal aucthours or ofl'endors therin : he .shall not onely be fauourably 
l>ardoned tor his concealement or offence, but shall also be so well rewarded, as he shall neuer haue 
cause to repent of his discouei-ie. And if cause shall so ie<piire, both such discouerers shalbe preserued 
from the note of blame of accusing, as farre foorth as may be any wayes deuised. 

And contrarywise, if any person after the jiublication hereof, shalbe proued to haue found or ben made 
priuie to any suche slaunderous Bookes, or Writinges, and not to haue vsed them as afore is prescribed ; 

(Continued on opposite page.) 
I. 452 



[ H."T7y. i^se«»- 22 Julj 1571—22 July 1572. ' 211 ] 

[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

Or that any person, other then suche Officers as are in inaner afore expressed and appoynted to receaue 
suche scrolles of the fynders, shalbe made priuie thereto by the Fynders, or by any otlier person, and 
shall not disclose their knowledge in maner aboue expressed, as yf they had ben the fyrst fynders : Her 
Maiestie willeth it to be vnderstand, that all suche persons so concealing the same, shall vpon proofe 
therof, be attached and committed closely to the nexte Gaole, as concealers and mayneteyners of sedition 
and tiimultes, and shall not be bayled nor deliuered, without expresse coniniaundement or knowledge of 
the Lieuetenauntes of the Shires, or the Queenes Maiestie, or her priuie Couusell. 

And for the suppressing of these kindes of seedes of Treason and Sedition : Her Maiestie chargeth all 
her Lieuetenauntes and Officers, to whom the execution hereof may any wise appertayne, to be ready, 
careful], and diligent to the apprehending of these kinde of wicked sowers of sedition, and to the straight 
examination of all persons that may be any wise suspected by their disordered hues or speeches, or by any 
other probable meanes, to be parteners hereto, or otherwise sowers of seditious Tales, with such seueritie 
as the same requireth : For so is it scene very necessary at this time. Wherein appeareth a raalitious, 
hidden, and cankred purpose of some wycked number of lewde people, that haue an inwarde and greedy 
desyre to styrre vp tuinultes and vprores, and violently to burst a sunder the bandes of the publike peace 
whiche the Realme enioyeth, whereby they and theyr like confederates miglit make spoyle and hauooke of 
all the good Subiectes of the Realme, and as Traytours make tlieir gayue by conspiring and confederating 
with forreyn enemies, to the hazard, or at the least to the great charges of the Realme, to be necessarily 
susteyned for the defence of the same, agaynste suche attemptes, evther at home, or from abrode. 

Geuen at her Maiesties manor of Otelande the fyrst day of July. 1570. in the twelfth yere of her 
Maiesties raigne. God sane the Queene. 

Y^ Imprinted at London in Powles Clmrchyarde, 

by Richarde lugge and J^okn Caioood, Printers to fhe Queenes Maiestie. 
Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis. ] 

[The following Proclamation i.s a necLar.ation of the Queen's thankfulness to God and her loving trust in her people ; 
with a general warning to her ' simple folk ' lest they should be beguiled iii future. 

B^ the iBttteene* 

>-^ % jJvoirlamattou atjaMUist mai»tttci>ncv!5 of dctrtttou$ 
))cr$on$> anSJ of tvaotcvotm tjooftcs antr tudttngcs^^ 

jHE Queenes Maiestie consydering with her selfe, howe it hath pleased ahnightie God at this 
present to conserue her Realme in an vniuersall good peace, and her subiectes in a constant 
obedience vnto her Maiestie, notwithstandyng the suntby secrete malitious sollicitations of 
certayne fugitiues and rebelles, beyng Hed, and nowe remaynyng out of the Realme, by 
their seditious mes.sages and false reportes sent into the same, tendyng to prouoke others to 
be paitakers of their malitious treasons : Can not but first geue the due thankes and prayse 
therof to almi^htie God, and therwith connnende both the loyaltie of her good subiectes for their 
obedience, and allowe of this their vniuersall constaucie in the coiiseruation of them selues together within 
the baude of common peace. And furthermore also to geue admonition and warnyng, siiecially to the 
simple sort of her good louyng subiectes, that they be no wyse abused with the wicked practises of tlie 
sayd fugitiues and rebelles, by any their adherentes secretly remayning or repayring into the Realme, and 
wandring in comers, mouyng good subiectes to be disobedient to the lawes, and scattering false rumois 
and newes, both by speache, and by bookes and wrytinges, onely of intent to breake tlie common peace of 
the same, and tfi procure more partners with them in their treasons and rebellions. And therfore her 
jMaiestie chargeth and conmiauncleth all maner [of] her good subiectes, to be eaniestly ware hereof, and to 
employ their vttermo.st diligence in the ajiprehention of such .secret perswadors of disobedience, and 
hreakyng of lawes, and of the sowers and stin-ers of sedition, and specially of such as do or shall bring 
into this Realme aiiy seditious bookes, wrytinges, or such lyke trayterous deuises agaynst the lawes or 
gouernment of the Realme, or any wyse preiudicial to the royal states of her Maiestie. And if any 
slialbe founde wyllingly to ayde or comfort any such seditious persons in their sayd malitious attemptes, or 
shal receaue and keiie, or conceale any inaner of such seditious bookes, wrytinges or bulles, in print or 
written, and shal not presently discouer the said persons, and procure them to be apprehended, nor cause 
the .said kynde of writinges to be spedyly jiresented to the superiour officers, as hath ben by Proclamation 
lately la.st ordered and deuised : her Maiestie geueth it to vnderstande, that then al and euery such person 
s(( offending after this admonition, shalbe taken, reputed, and punisheil, as aliettors and maynteynors of 
the principall Traytors that were auctliors of the same : Meanyng in this behalfe, consydering this playne 
admoniti^in, not to be hereafter luoued to snare the execution of such ott'endors, vpon jiretence or allega- 
tion of simplicitie or ignorance, to excuse tlicir defautes. 

Geuen at our honour of Hampton Court the. xiiii. of Nouember. 1570. the twelfth yere of our 
raigne. God naue the Queeiie / 

y-^ Imprinted at Ijondon in Powles Clnu-ehyarde 

hij Richarde lugge and lohn Cawood Printers to the Queenes Maiestie. 
Cum priuilegio Regiie Maiestatis, 

The above arc reprinted from the GreuviUe Collection of ProdohtutitMif, pp. ia:i, n4, and 1;J7, in the IJritish MuBeum.] 

I. 453 




[ 211 h 22 July 1571—22 July 1572. w. sere..|^»j'y- ] 

[This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[Two LETTERS OF AllCHBISHOP PaRKER TO LoRD BuEGHLEY. 
1. On the 25th Auodst 1,572, RESPBOTiNa the ADMONITION TO THE PARLIAMENT. 

This work was writt«u by two Puritan Clergymen, tlie Revs. John Field and Thomas Wilcockb. For writing it, they 
were imprisoned in Now^Tite : whence their Uitin petition to Ijord Hurchley (now lansd. MS. 16, Art. 73) is thus dated, 
* E nova porta 3" Sept^m'/rU lo72.' See the ProcUtiiuUion of the following year against this work at p. 4tj4. 

(Ir for all the DeuLses that we can make to the Coutrarie, yet sura good fellowes still labor to 
priute owte the vaine admonition to the parliament. Since the first printing it hath been 
twise piinted, and nowe with addicons wherof I send your honour one of them / we wrote 
lettres to the Maior and sum aldermen of London to laie in waite for the Cliarectes, printer 
and Corrector, but I feare they deceaue vs, they are not willing to disclose this matter / . . . 
Laiud. MS. 15, fol. 75. , 

We shall reprint in our next Volume another letter from the Archbishop written on the 22nd November 1572, in which 
he confesses the fruitless search made by the Hierarchy for the secret Pxxritan printing press. ? Was this the one found at 
Hampstead on the 26th August 1573, see p. 4(;7. 





2. On the 1.3th December 1572. The Archbishop's Patronage of John Day, and 
bepbesextation of his tro'dbles. 

In order t^ imderstand the following very interesting letter, it may be necessary to recollect that Nicholas Sanders 
published in 1571 a Lirge folio volume, divided into eight books, Pe Viitiljiii itmiarchiit Jicck-iio" ; his dedication of which 
to Pope Pius V. is dated the 2'Jrh June 1571. The following letter was written on the 13th December 1572. 

Doctor Bartholomew Clkrke's official reply to Sanders is a small quarto, entitled * FUkUg Seivi, suhiUto injldeli 
Re9pon»io .... Londini Aptid Jotiannem Daj/um TypographiLm. An. 1573." and is a beautiful specimen of English printing. 
It is, at the present time, a very rare book. 

But what will ever give a special interest to Dr Clerke's Rettpmuno is the new * Italian letter', as the good Archbishop 
calls it, which was ca-st by Day e.vpressly for this work. By this we mu.st not understand the modem Italic type, but a 
white letter or modem-faced Hom.au tj-pe. It is in English size, and very handsome it looks. 

Dr Clerke also made a translation from the Italian into Ijatin of Count Bald£s.sar Castillio's It Cortegnio, which 
appeared in 1571. 

j'leare your Lord.ship sente vnto me by master Deaue of Westminster your desier to haue 
S.ANDERS booke awnswered ; your Honour shall vnderstande that 1 haue take care tlierof and 
labored certeiue men which bo at good lei-sure to do sumwhat, and for a sliewe to be first 
sente owte to the reader both Euglishe and strange, I haue appointed the Confutacou of so 
muche as couceineth the liouour and state of ye realine, The Dignitie and legitimacon of our 
I'rince with iaste defence of kinge hexrics honor, Queue An.nes, and partlie your owne, as 
by name you be touched, viz a pafjinA. (i8(). vnto par/ina 73!) I haue committed it to Master Doctor 
Clerke, whoe is of Kate Doctor of lawe at Cambridge, and for his more estimacon, I haue hoiiested hini 
with a roome in th[e Court of] Arches, whoe shall I doubt not but sutticieiitlie deale in the matter, and he 
shall not waute my advise and diligence as for som particuler mattera which be not known to me 1 trust to 
have your couusail / 

fl'ucthermore to the better accomplishment of tliis worke and other tliat shall followe, I haue spoken to 
Dale the printer to caste a newe Italian letter which he is Doinge, aud it will cost him xl inarke[s], and 
both he and other printei-s be to print any lattiu booke [i. e. on tlie Nation's side of the contruee>-K>/], because 
they will not heaie be vttered [sold', and for that Bo(.ikes printed in Englaude be in suspitiou ahroade. 

>iowe, sir, Dave hath complained to me that dwelliuge in a corner, and his brotlicrne [('. e. fellow 
members of t/ie t>tationers' Company] envienge him, he cannot vtter his bookes which lie in liis haude[s] y 
or iij thousand powndes [= £2i),000 to £;W,Ot)0 of the jtresent day] worthe, his fiendes haue procured of 
Powles [i. e. tlie Dean and Cluipter] a lease of a little shop to be sett vp in the Church yeanie, aud it is 
conformed. And what by the instant request of sum enviouse bookesellers, the maior and Aldermen will 
not sutler him to sett it vp in the Church yearde, wherin they have notliing to Doe but by i)ower [niere 
force}, this shop is but little and lowe aud leaded ttatt, aud is made at his greate cost to the sum of xl. or 
lU [= £401) or £500 at jtresent], and is made like the terris, faier vailed and posted fitt for men to staude 
vppon in any triuinphe or shewe, and can in noe wise either hurte or deface llie same. 

And for that you of the Couucell haue written to me, and other of the Commi.ssion, to helpe Taie &c. I 
praie your Lordship to move the Quecues Maiestie to subscribe her hand to thes or such letters that all 
this entendement maye the better goe forward wherein your Honor shall deserve well both of CHEisies 
Churche and of the prince and state &c / 

I praie your Lordship to respite the said Doctor Clarke in that worke wliich ye haue spoken to him 
for, that tills male be tiie sooner done / 

And thius God preserue your Honor in better healthe, than I in a naughtie bodie feele in this harde 
winter / At Lamliith this xiij"" of December./ [1572J Your Honours lovinge rtiende 

[Lamd. MS. 15. fol. 99. Matthce Cantcab. 

pHHiat a fight was this, about a little shop ; in which John Day, the Stationers' Compwny, the Dean and Chapter of Saint 
Paul's, the Ijord Mayor and Aldenncu of London, the High CommisHlon, and tho i'rivy Council weru all eonoemcd, ami 
apparently in vain. It needed tho Queen's royal authority itself to say wliuther Day should havu his shop ur not. All thin 
ia testimony, 1st, to the value of Paul's Churchyard as a mart for books ; 2ndly, to the oxtraordinury keeuuuss of 
oom]x)tltion among the Stationgrs.^ 

I. 454 



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212] 



iSttttcvtc atiJy officr ncccis^arws Anno 1371 tif| 

C ARPENTERS I 

Imprimis to Christopher Barker for iij Loades and 
vj foote of Timber .... 
Item for A paire of Sa'W5''er8 for xj Daies 
Item for Carriage of v loades of sawne timber 



ve 



daie 



Daies 



/ 



Item ij Laborers ij daies at x" 

Item ij Baskettes 

Item to Saxbie and his man Carpenters for 

at ij' iiij* the daie 

Item to "Warden and his man Carpenters for v Daies 

at ye Like price 

To Saxbie and his man vj daies 
To Warden vj Daies . 
To a Laborer iiij Daies 

To Saxbie and his man vj Daies . 
To Warden and his man vj daies 
To ij laborers iij daies a pece 
for halfe a loade of Joice [? Joists] 
ffor carriage of them . 

To Saxbie and his man ij daies . 
To Warden and his man vj daies 
To a Laborer ij daies . 

TtUe f»fU h)cRc 

To Saxbie and his man v daies . 

To warden and his man v daies . 

ffor C [rt hundred] of quarter borde 

ffor xxix foote of Elmeborde 

ffor carriage of them . 

To Antiionye a Carpenter for v Daies , 

Two Laborers ij daies a pece 

T^he Miite tocfte / 

To Saxbie and his man vj Daies . 

To Warden and his man vj Daies 

To Anthonye vj daies 

To a Joyner for a Dore and other Wainscott abowte 

the Dore ........ 

To Leambe for hindges, boltes and nailes 



/ 



xUj» 
xxij' 


XX* 


iij» 


iiij* 
vj* 


xj» 


viij* 


xj» 


viij* 


xiiij" 

viij' 

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/ 
iiij* 


xiiij" 
xiiij" 

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viij" 


vj* 

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iiij" 
xiiij" 


viij* 

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xj" 

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viij* 
viij* 
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vj" 


viij* 




I. 455 



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^■8«e.|K.] 



me btf'^ bcftc / 






To S.vxBiE and his man vj Daies . 


xiiij* 




To "Warden and his man vj daies 


xiiy* 




To Anthonye V Daies . . . . . 


vj* 


viij* 


ffor vj C [six hundred'] of hordes . 


xxxvj* 




fFor carriage of them 




vd 


ffor carriage of xxvj Lodes of Rubbishe 


viij" 


viij* 


^c blip Uiefte / 






To Saxbie and his man v Daies . . . . 


^• 


viy* 


To Warden and his man vj Daies 


xiiij' 




To Anthonie V Daies ..... 


vj. 


viij* 


To a Joyner for worke in the parlour 


vj" 


viij* 


ffor viij doble quarters .... 


iiij» 




ffor xij single quarters .... 


iij' 




ffor Cviij [108] foote of horde 


vj' 


vj* 


ffor a planke 


ix' 


viij* 


ffor a loade carriage ..... 




vj* 


^c ip^ Uidtc 






To Saxbie and his man vj Daios 


xiiij* 




To Warden and his man vj Daies 


xiiij" 




To Anthonie iiij Daies .... 


V 


iiij* 


ffor the Cesterne stoole .... 


ij' 





[Three entries omit fed.] 



I. 456 



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213] 



Beickelaiers I 

To SiiAxiiROOKE [a bricklayer] iij Daies 

To his man iij Daies 

Three bricklaiers more a daie a pece 

To Singer a laborer vj daies . 

To Earle a laborer iiij daies . 

To MiciiAELL a laborer iiij daies 

To FFULLER a laborer iiij Daies 

To FFOX a laborer ij daies 

ffowre baskettes 

TUMt sccontrc iMcftc / 

To Shanbroke [a bricklayer] and his man vj 

daies at ij' ■?]* the Daie . 

To HENRiE a Bricklaiour vj daies . 

To NORFOLKE a Bricklaiour vj daies 

Tile pynnes ..... 

To a Cowper for mendinge of Tubbes 

To Singer a Laborer [vj daies] 

To Earee [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To MiciiAELE [a bricklayer's labourer] vj daies 

To FFOX [a bricklayer's labourer] vj daies 

To Shanbroke [a bricklayer] and his man vj Daies 

To NoRFOLKE [a bricklayer] vj Daies 

To iiENRYE [a bricklayer] vj Daies 

To Earle [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To FFOX [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To Singer [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To michaell [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

^ftc foUirtft iuefte / 

To Shanbroke [a bricklayer] and his man vj daies 

To NoRFOLKE [a bricklayer] vj Daies 

To HENRIE [a bricklayer] vj Daies . 

To Eari.e [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies . 

To MICHAELL [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To FFOX [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Dayes 

To Singer [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies . 

To SHANBROKe [a bricklayer] and his man vj Daies 

To HENRY [a bricklayer] vj Daies . 

To NORFOLKE [a bricklayer] iiij Daies . 

To Earle [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies . 

To MICHAELL [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To Sin(;er [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies . 

To FFOX [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

A Transcript ^c. 58 



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iiij* 


iij' 


mj'' 


ly' 


iiij* 






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viij' 



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I. 457 



[213 ft 



22 July 1571—22 July 1572. 



^■s-.-U.^t'^^-.] 



KftC Sl^C Uicftc / 

To Shan BROKE [a bricklayer] and his man v Daies 

To HENRiE [a bricklayer] v Daies 

To Eakle [a bricklayer's labourer] rj Daies 

To Singer [a bricklayer's labourer] vj Daies 

To FFOx [a bricklayer's labourer] ij Daies . 

To michaell [a bricklayer's labourer] ij Daies 

Six Roofe Tyles ...... 

ffor a pott for a hole in the buttrie 

ffor a newe bottom to the buckett 

ffor a Rope to the well .... 

ffor xxj" Lodes of Bricke .... 

[0«c entry omitted. '\ 

ffor xiij= [13 Cwt] of Lyme at vj' C[wt] 

ffor xxvj lodes of Sande ..... 

[One entry omitted.'] 

ffor carriage of vj lodes of rubbishe 

[One entry omitted.'] 

Plasterer / 

[T'ht ftrjst toccft] 

To Bottom and his man iiij Daies [at] ij» vj* a Dale 
To ij Laborers iiij Daies a pece .... 
ffor iiij lodes of Lombe ..... 

TL\\t ucmxtft U)(ftc / 

To BOTTOM iij Daies 

To his man vj Daies . 

To ij Laborers vj daies a pece 

ffor iiij lodes of Lombe 

ffor a lode of Lath 

ffor carriage of the Lathe 

ffor viij Lodes of Lombe more 

ffor ij lodes of Sande . 

To Bottom and his man vj daies .... 
to iij Laborers vj Daies a pece .... 
Three bundelles of lath ..... 
Item payd to bottom the plasterer for tryminge 
and workinge at severall tymes in master nortons 
Chamber, the clarkes chamber and other places as 
appered by his by 11 



xij» yj* 
vj' viij* 
V 

v» 

XX* 
XX* 

vj* 
iij* 



yj 



id 



iy" 



ij' 

X' 



xviij* 
xxvj' 



yj» viij* 
iiy' 

iiij* 

vy' 

x* 

iiij' 
xxiiij' / 

X* 

viij' 

ij" 

XV' / 
XV' 

iy' ix* 



iy" 



xij' V* / 



[1 Is by tliis to be underetood, that Master Norton the Counsellor had a room pro- 
vided for him at Stationers' Hall ; or was it merely one of the rooms rented by one of 
the Rortons of the Company.] 

[One entry omitted.] 
ffor carriage of xxvij lodes of Rubbishe more . ix* 

[One entry omitted.] 
I. 458 



vj" xiij» 


iiij* 


iij*^ iiij" 


vij* 


v« 


vj* 


xvij» 




▼• 





[ H. T^y. S^- sereB. 22 Julj 1571—22 Julj 1572. 214 ] 



Tee Mason I 
ffor iij" XX*' [320] foote of harde stone at v* 
the ffote 

Civ [155] foote of ffree stone at v* ye foote 

xj foote of border for the Chimbney 

ffor Layinge of Cij [102] foote of olde stone at 
ij* the foote 

ffor the carriage of x lodes of stone 

To "Walter tee Joyner 

\^Two entries omitted.^ , 

To THE YREMONGER 

\_One entry omitted.^ 

To THE SmYTEE 

[One entry omitted.'] 

To THE Glasyer 

[One entry omitted.] 

To THE P LUMMER 

[One entry omitted.'] 



I. 459 



[ 214 h 22 July 1571—22 July 1572. ^■^^Ik'r^. ] 



[^Two entries omitted.'] 
To John flferebame over and above tlie Renters allowance . xxx' / 

to tlie Buslioppe of London for exhibicon towardes poore 

schollers in Cambridge *!• / 

to master norton for his paines abowte mistres kevall 

wrytinges .......... xx' / 

The Allowance toward the feaste Dynner . . . . v" / 

to the Clarke for iij quarters wages viz from michelmas 

[1571] vntyll mydsomer 1572 xss* / 

[George Wapull was tlie new clerk, see p. 465, and it is probabljr to this 
change that we are indebted for the loss of five years of the Book Entries.] 

\_0)ie entry omitted.'] 

Paied to master norton for pavinge at the east end of 

Powles iij" iiij' vj^ 

[See p. 449 for the contributions toward this object.] 

payed as appereth by ye booke for ye charges of settyng fourth 

of ye 22 men afore the Quene at Grenwyche [1 May 1572] . xix" xiij' iiij* 

SUME TOTALLIS 

E.ECEAVED HEROF as appereth 

So rest vndyscharged and Dew to hnmfrye Toye ■ 



This accompte was made the xiiij* of July 1572 in the proesence of vs 

Reginalde Wolff by me Ry chard Way 

William Seres per me John IValey 

Jhon Judson By me Rychard Tottyll 
wyllyam norton 

This accompte fynysshed all the implements of this house contayned 
not[el yat I was in a pere of Indentures John Daye and Humfrye Toye wardens 
FLYCKerfet 13 4 ^^^^ Delyvered to James Gunell and Humfry Toye wardens for the 
ye last yere yere enshuyng with iij severall oblygations videlicet of 

[See i*. 448.] master Cawod xx" 

master Ireland x" 

John fyerbame xxx* 

Humfry Toye /^ 

I. 460 



[ H.T7y>- Seres. 22 July 1571—22 Julj 1572. 215 ] 




[This page is entirely Hank in the Original7\ 

[It needs but little acquaintance with our history to see that one of the two Councillors of State specially defended 
in this Proclamation was Lord Burghley. 

V* Bff X\it ®MttXit. 

JHereas certayne obstinate and irrepeiitant traytoiu's, after tlieyr notorious rebellions made 
against tliis theyr naturall countrey, haue fledde out of the same, and haue remayned 
in forraigne partes, Anth a continual and wylful determination (as it appeareth) to coutriue 
al the mlscheefe that they can imagine, to impeache and subuerte the vniuersall quietnesse 
and peace of this Realme, whereof they do behold with deadly enuie tliis theyr natural countrey, by Gods 
speciall grace dh-ectyng her Maiestie in her gouemraent, to haue ben of long tyme most comfortably 
possessed, both inwardly at home, and with al outwarde countreyes next adioynyng : and that nowe synce 
they haue wasted theyr whole tyme for the prosecutyng of theyr rooted malice, by congi-egatyng 
themselues together in routes, with shewes of conuenticles, and of forces (wheiin they haue condemned 
and despised such of their foimer companions, as haue duetifuUy sought for mercy for their offences) and 
by combination with others of this countrey byrth, of lyke disposition, beyng foimde as persons vagarant 
and wylful fugitiues, they haue sought by and with them to excite by al kinde of smister meanes, diuers 
estates and gouernoui-s abroade, to mislyke, and to enter into euimitie agaynst the Queenes Maiestie, 
her Realme, and people : and that notwithstandyng these theyr labours and practises, they see that 
neyther they haue nor coiUde preuaile as they desyred, by reason of the great wysdome, honour, and 
graue eonsyderation of the sayde persons of estate, whom they haue much troubled and annoyed 
witli theyr importunate suites and clamours, and specially with theyr false, malitious, and traitorous 
suggestions, and calumniations against the Queenes Maiestie, her gouernment, and this Realme : 

Therefore at the last beyng desperate of those theyr former trauayles and practises, and fyndyng her 
Majesties amitie is had in good estimation with other the greate piynces and estates her neyghbours, and 
the amitie also of the same princes reciprocquely imbraced by her Maiestie, to the honoiu' and benefite 
both of her Maiestie, and her alios and confederates, and their countreyes and subiectes, they are fallen 
into another crooked course of mahtious persecutyng the happy estate of this countrey and gouernment, by 
choosyng out of certayne shamelesse, spiteful, and furious braynes, hauing a trade in pennyng of 
infamous Ubelles, not only in the Englishe, but also in Latine, and other strange languages. 

And by these meanes they haue lately caused certayne seditious bookes and libelles to be compiled, 
and printed in diuers languages, wlierein their final intention appeareth to be to blaspheme, and as 
it were to accurse their natiue countrey, with al manner of reprochefiU tearmes, agaynst the peaceable 
gouernment thereof, condenmyng generally tlie whole poUicie of the present estate, as hauing no 
religion, nor pietie, nor iustice, nor order, no good ministers at al, either for diume or humane causes : 
and yet to abuse such as are strangers to the state, they haue glosed some of tlieyr late libelled bookes 
with argumentes of discoueries of treasons, intended, as they do craftily alleage, by some special 
persons beyng comisaylers, agaynst her Maiestie, and the state of this crowne and Realme, with 
reprocheful tearmes of most notorious false assertions and allegations ; bendyng theyr mallice moste 
si)ecially agaynst two, who be certaynely knowen to haue alwayes ben moste studiously and faythfully 
careful of her Maiesties prosperous estate, and vertuous gouernment, employing therto al theyr cares, 
trauayles, diligence, and watchyng, with the manifest losse and hynderaunce of theyr owne health, that no 
treason myght approche to hurte her hyghnesse, nor trayterous malice to disturbe the quiet of her 
prosperous raigne. These cheefely, besyde theyr general reproouing of al other, hauynge charge in his 
gouernment, they studie by theyr venemous and lying bookes, to haue specially niyslyked of her Maiestie, 
contrary to theyr raanyfolde desertes, so approoued by long and manifest experience, whiche both her 
Maiestie, and al the rest of her good counsaylouis and nobihtie, with other tlie states of the Realme, 

{Continued on -next patje.) 

I. 481 



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[ TJds page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

( Continued from previous page. ) 

hatie had, and dayly haue of the very same counsaylours, who also are the more to be allowed of her 
Maiestie, in that she seeth, and of her owne nieere knowledge tniely vnderstandeth, tliat al the perticuler 
matters wherewith the sayd libellers labour to charge the sayd counsaylours as offences, be vtterly 
improbable and false, as in like maner generally, al others her Maiesties counsellours, ministers, and 
subiectes of vnderstaudyng, in euery degree, do repute, accept, aud know the same to be : so as both 
of her Alaiestie, and of aJ other her good coimsaylers and noble men, this theyr attempt is vnderstauded to 
be the worke of canckred enuie and malice, and the accustomed wont of suche men as be possessed with 
those spirites, when they can not, ne dare not openly assayle her princely Maiestie by force or open 
doynges, then to goe about to pull from her Maiestie her faythfiil and trustie counsaylours, by false 
calumnies, or with faigiied aud surmised tales, to make variance, yf they coulde, gelousie, and discorde 
amonges her higlmesse couusayloui-s, who hytherto with muche concorde and good agreement, haue, 
as it is wel scene, serued prosperously her hyghnesse. 

And therefore her Maiestie hauyng regarde to be thankeful to almyghtie God for his blessyng of her 
with his protection in her gouerumeut these many yeeres, and for that cause myslykyng to suffer the same 
to be in this sorte by suche infamous libelles obscured, defamed, and blasphemed, eyther presently, or in 
tyme to come, by the secrete dispearsyng of the same bookes and libelles, eyther witliin her Realme, or 
abroade in forraigne language : and in lyke manner, beyng vnwyllyng to haue suche as be her wyl tryed 
and approoued faythful seruauntes and counsaylours to be thereby taxed, altogeather with manyfest 
vntruethes impudently vttered, to the dishonour of her Maiestie, to whom they are counsailours : hath 
therfore thought necessary, and so by aduice of others of her coimsayle and nobilitie, whose reputation is 
also moste certainely taxed by the said manyfest slauuders and vntruethes, she willeth that by this her 
Maiesties publiijue declaration, it be knowen, that the sayde bookes and Ubelles be of her Maiestie, and of 
lier counsayle, esteemed, iudged, and condemned, to be the workes of despisers of Gods true religion, of 
obstinate traytours against her Maiesties person, estate, and dignitie, and of vnnatural and malignant 
enuiers of the common good trauquiUtie of her Realme, who the more to abuse some syinpler sort of people, 
do delyuer and shewe of certayne thynges pretended for the safetie of her Maiesties person and estate, 
the same bejmg in deede moste manyfest and direct practises to mine her person, and to ouerthrowe her 
estate : Aud therewith chargeth al manner of persons, to despise, reiect, and destroy suche bookes 
and hbelles, whensoeuer they shal come to theyr handes, for the malitioiis slaunders and vntniethes 
conteyned in them, and that no man wyllyngly do bryng into this Realme, dispearse, dispose, or delyuer 
to any other, and keep anye of the sayde bookes or libelles without destroying, excepte the same person be 
one of her Maiesties priuie counsayle, or otherwyse for reasonable respectes, be duely licensed to haue the 
same to peruse, and to reprooue, accordyng to the qualitie thereof, vpon payne to be by any publique 
officer, who may haue notice thereof, apprehended, and thereupon to be pimished as sowers of sedition, 
and abbettours to the treasons vttered in the same. xxviij. die Septembr. 1573. 

God saue the Queen* 

h%f Imprinted at London by Newgate 

market, next vnto Christes Churche, hy Bicharde luygc. Printer 

to the Queencs Maiestie. 

^ Cum priuilegio Regioo Maiestatis. 

From copy at ;>. 161 of the Orcnville Proclamalwra iu the British Museum] 

I. 462 



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[216] 



wnistcr GiinncU 
•Atxlf master ?Coi>c 



^ht Mccomptt of 

^:Anxt» &unntU anH 

dues of fftc €ompium of Stacioners of 
SlU SMcltc !5ontcs of inottcM An Uixthc commc 
to thcix fwiiJrcs ttVom tftc tP^ traic of 
Siilic 1372 hntiU tltc jrjr"' ^Jitic of Suite 
1373 (tit J) for one CStholc nanc* I ais foUobcfH 

lSitttiXt% 



XV" 

xx" 



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ly 



UJ' 



XIJ' 



XXX' 

xviij' 



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vij» 



viy 



Vjo 



iiij». / 



Imprimis Receaved of George Bisshoppe and Garrarde Dewes 
Renters over and above suclie money as thej' have laide owte 
as appeareth by their Accompte ...... 

Receaved of master Cawood for his debte due by obligacon 
Receaved of master Irelande for his debte Dewe by Obligacon / 
Receaved of John ffeirebarne for his debte / . . . 
Receaved for Lycensinge of Copies ..... 

Receaved for presentmentes of prextyces / . . . 

[». e. Thirty-seven in nuniter.] 

Receaved for makings of ffreexien / .... 

Receaved of henry Denham and Wylliam Crookes for 

Admyttinge them into the Lyverye / . 

Receaved for ffynes. /....... 

note j'at master marshe hath not at ye accompt 
makinge pa^yd his x" [See p. 467] 
Receaved of master John harrison for a Bynne that Stode in 
the olde Buttrye . . . . . . 

Some 

Layed ovt as appereth by the other syde 

So REST Dew to the hale 

[The following Certificate of course relates to the eml of this financial year.] 

The which some of with an Inventory of all suche thinges as belonge to 

this company is Delyvered into the handes of william norton and John Harysone 
Wardens for ye yere enshuing the xx"' of July ISZ-'i The wliich Daye James Gonnelde 
and Humfrye Toye wardens the yere past made there accompte in prcesence of 

Rychard Jugg 
per mc Rgckuvd Way 
Reginalde IVolff 
william Seres 
John Waleg 
Rychard Tottyll 
Jhon Daye 

I. 463 



John haryson warden 

[Here is fartlier instance of the Undei- 
Warden signing the Cash Account alone.] 




[ 216 l> 20 July 1 57.2— 20 July 1573. e. mir. j ^ «?-i^ ] 

[ This page i^ entirely blank in the Original. ~\ 

[We have had several Proclamations against Papistical traitors ; here is one directed against loyal 
Puritans. The Anglican Hierarchy were carrying on a triangular duel ; fighting the Romanists with one 
hand, and their own reforming Clergy supported by a large portion of the laity, with the other. This 
Proclamation appeared, as we have seen from /). 454, about a year after the event ; and wa.s, as the Bishop 
of London's letter at p. 466 tells us, perfectly useless. It is reprinted from a copy in the Grenville 
Collection of Proclamations, p. 150. 

jHe Queen'es Maiestie consydering that notwithstanding that by great 
and mature deliberation of the wysest of this Realme, a godly and 
good order of publique prayer and administration of the Sacraraentes 
hath ben set foorth and allowed by Parliament, and commonly 
through the whole Realme, in al the tyme of her JIaiesties raigne 
receiued and vsed : yet some persons of theyr natures vnquietly disposed, desyrous 
to change, and therefore redy to fynde fault with al wel established orders, do not 
only refrayne from comming to the Church, where the diuine seruice and common 
prayer is o[r]derly vsed, but also do vse of theyr owne deuises, other rites and 
ceremonies tlicn are by the lawes of the Realme receiued and vsed : and besydes 
that, some of them haue rashly set foorth, and by stealth imprinted certayne 
bookes \nidcr the title of an admoHUion to the Parliament, and one other in defence 
of tlie sayde admonition, the whiche bookes do tende to no otlier cnde, but to make 
diuision and dissention in the opinions of men, and to bree<le talkes and disputes 
agaj-nst common order. Her highnesse tlicrefore, both to represse suche insolent 
and inordinate contemptes of suche as refuse to come to common prayer and diuine 
seruice, according to the order established by Parliament, to the euil and pernitious 
example of others, and to kepe her subiectes in one vniforme, godly, and quiet 
order within her Realme, to auoyde al controuersies, scismes, and dissentions that 
may aryse : doth straj'ghtlj' charge and commaunde al her ^laiesties faythful and 
true subiectes, them selues to kepe, and to cause others suche as be vnder them, 
to kepe the order of common prayer, diuine seruices, and administration of the 
Sacraraentes, accordyng as in the saj'de booke of diuine seruice they be set foorth, 
and none other contrary or repugnant, vpon payne of her highnesse indignation, 
and of other paynes in the sayd acte comprj'sed. 

And as concerning the said bookes, called. The admonition to the Parliament, and 
al other bookes made for the defence of the sayd admonition, or agreeable there- 
with, the whiche bookes do cheefely tende to the dcprauyng and fyndyng fault 
with tlie sayde })ool;c of eommon prayer, and administration of the Sacramentes, 
and of tlie orders receiued here in this Churche and common wealth of Englande : 
Her highnesse stray ghtly chargeth and commaundeth al and euery Printer, 
Stationer, Booke bynder, Marchaunt, and al otlier men of what qualitie or 
condition he or they be, who hath in thej'r custodie any of the sayd bookes, to 
bring in the same to the Bysliop of the diocesse, or to one of her hyghnesse 
priuie Counsel, within twentie dayes after that he shal haue notice of this 
Proclamation, and not to kepe any of them without licence or allowance of the 
sayde Byshop, vpon payne of imprysonment, and her highnesse further displeasure. 
Geuen at our Manour of Greenewiche, the. xi. day of June .1573. the fyfteenth 
yere of our raigne. 

God saue the Queene. 

tW Imprinted at London in Powles church- 

yardc, by Richarde yiiyye. Printer to the Qucenes Maiestie 
Cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis. ] 
I. 464 



I 



[ H.?^"*- 1^-'^'"- 20 July 1572—20 July 1573. 217 ] 



nntf mn^Uv Come 

?S2StavDr(n$ / its foUotocth* / /♦ 



Imprimis paide to master Toye for the debte of 

the hall whiche was due to him . . . xviij^' xv* / 

Item paide to mounsir mon[t]gombkey and the 
merchauntes of E.ochell[e] for the provision of 
Salte &c x« / 

[Two entries omitted.'] 

Item paide to George Wapull Clearke for his 
yeres wages / due at midsommer laste [24 June 
1573] xl»/ 

Item paide to John flTeirebarne for his yeres 

howse rente ..,.,.. xl* / 

[Two entries omitted.] 

Item the Allowaunce towardes ye feaste dynner v" / 

Item the Chardges laide owte abowte master 

kevalles lande whiche was gyven to the haU / . Iviy* / 

Item paide to George wapull Clearke for sondrye 

writinges for the same ..... Txvj* vig* / 

Item paide for iij Spittes . , , , , vj' / 

Item paide for ij lockes and ij keyes for the 

Coole howse and wood howse Poores . , ij' iiij* / 

Item paide for a locke and a key for the 

liberary Dore ...... x^* / 

[This is the first mention we have of the Library.] 

[Four entries omitted.] 
Item for mendinge ye locke in ye parler . . iiij* 

4 Tbanscsipt ^c, 69 I. 465 




[ 217 h 20 July 1572—20 July 1573. e. w.u. | ^ o«,^«" 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[Two MORE LETTERS TO LoRD BuRGHLEY ABOUT THIS TIME. 
1. The Bishop op Londo.v to Loud BuRaHLEV osf the 2.\d July 1573. 

thought it my dutie to aduertise your Lordship that althoughe the date of the late 
proclamation for bringiuge in of the admonition to tlie parliament and other sedieiouse 
bokes, is alredy expired, yet the whole Citie of London, where no dowt is greate plentie, 
hath not brought one to my handes and I can hardely think yat your Lordships 
of hir Maiesties privey Gounsell haue receyued many, whearby it may easily appeare, what 
boldenesse and disobedience tlies new wiiters haue alredy wrought in the myndes of the people ; 
and that agaynst the Ciuill Magistrates, whome in wordes they seme to extoll, but whois authoritie 
in very dede they labor to cast dowue. for he seeith litill yat doth not perceyue how that their whole 
prooedinges tend to a mere popularitie. The Articles which your Lordship dehuered to the Archbishop of 
Canterbury are as Common in London in ye Innes of Court and ells wlieare, as is ergo in the scholes and 
as I heare they were abrode before yat they carame into your Lordships handes. I trust that your 
Lordsliip will remember Master Mdllyns who of long tyme hath bene sore burdyned withe vnthankfull 
guestes. if it wold please your Lordships of ye Counsel! to giue authoritie to ye Master of ye Holies, ye 
Attorney generall or to some other, to examine the matter, I Could soon fynd owt the writer of ye 
infamouse hbell which was cast agaynst me, but this I like not in respect of my self, but as it may seme 
good for ye Common welth. 

Thus I humbly take my leave of your good Lordship commendinge the same to ye good direction of 
goddes holy spirite. At Fulham This JtdiJ 2. 1573 

Your Lordships at Commandment 

Edmund London 
Addressed on the back : — 

To the right honorable ray singuler good Lorde the Lord of Burqhley Highe Treasurer of 
Englande Laiml. MS. 17. Art. 37. 



^M- 




2. The Abchbishop of Canterbury informs his Lordship on the 13th Kovembeb 1573 of 
Thomas Asplyn's design to murder John Day and his family. 

[Thomas Asplyn, son of a cooper of London, waa apprenticed to John Day for eight yeres from the 25th March 1567, see p. 
327. As there were no apprenticeships for less than seven years : A«plyn must therefore have been still Iwund to John 
Day. It is noticeable that being still an apprentice he should have been able to leave his master, and work—no doubt 
tempted by a liigh remuneration — at the secret production of Thomas Caktwrioht's Stcmul Admonition to tkc Parliament, 

1572.] 

Jir, tliis momyng cam the warden of the printers, harrigon, and brought me one other 

boke in quayers, and told me that one asplyn a printer to Cartwriohtcs boke, was after 

examination suffred agayn to go a brode, and taken in to service in to master Sayes house, 

and purposed to kyl hym, and his wyf &c and beyng asked what he uieut, he answered 

' The Spryte moued hym,' so that then be[ing] all taken and in preson as he told me / syns I sent to 

your Lordships this massanger this he told me / 

I can not yet learne that the boke is newe printed syns queen habys Dayes : but I haue set this 

harrison and other a worke to serche out more 

Jhesus euer preserue your honor This xiy of novembre [1573] 

Your Lordships in Clirist 

Matthew Cantuar. 
Addressed : — 

To the right honorable my Lord Treasorour of England / 

Endorsed — 

13. Nov. 1573. Lantd. MS. 17. Art. 56. ] 

I. 466 



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4- 



[I 



W. Norton. 
HarriBOn. 



S. Jugge. 



20 July 1573—20 July 1574. 



218] 



Ujiivtrcus / ©[tavtrcnis of tfic Compani) of Stiutoncrs of 
all $tu1»c sontmcs of monc« as HatU f ommc to 
tficir hantrciS from the j:p^ traic of 3ulic 1573 
lintill the vv"' ^«t> of aJtilHC 1574 tfuit j>9 to mic 
fov one ittftole geate / nn follobetft 

Utttiptt^ / 

Inprimis Receyved of the oMe Wardeines vpon the foote of their Accompte[;] for 

marshes his fyne xU[,] which is to be received in bookes, and in money 

Receaved of the Renters in money vjU xx* and an Obligacon of master 

Jndson of viijU ""j"^ ^^* / 

Receaved for Ltce.vsimge op Coppies iijii vj« vij* / 

Receaved for pbesentisge op prentices xxiiij' 

[i. e. Forty-eight apprentices.] 
FFOR MAKEISRE OP PFREEMEN AND BRETHEBNE 41" 13» 

Receaved fob fynes for beeakinge of orders lij' viijd 

Received for thf, hai.l lettinge x» / 

Received of William howe and John Jugge for their Receiving in to the 

Lyverie xxx« / 

SOMME OP THE ReCEIPTES IS — 

SSI^Herof Haitrt oint^ / «^ fouotoetH 

Inprimis Laide owte to make vppe the somnie of xxvii for comemoney by the 

firste precepte [dated the 29th January 1573 ; for which, seep. 480.] . . xj" xv' / 

Lefte to be received for marshes fyne in bookes xii / 

Memorandum yat tlie newe wardens ar[e] to answer for master marsh x^ 
but TiijiiC:] for yat xl» was abated to the said marshe by consent of ye 
table / 
Item delyvered to master Jadson as appeareth by his Obligacon . . . xvijU 

[Two entries omitted.] 

Item Allowaunce towardes the feaste dynuer vli 

Item laide owte the xxvi* of Auguste 1573 for my [i. e. John Harrison's] 

Jomey to Hempsteade wtn the pursevaunt xix« 

Item to the Carter yat brought the presse x> 

Item, to ye Constable of Henip.steade for bringinge vp ye men . , . viij» yj* 

Item for nailes to naile vpp the chestes xij* 

Item to the pursevaunt for his paines xxx" 

[Tico entries omitted.] 

Item paide to x men for pressemony to serve the queue x« 

Item laide owte for fyve swordes and v daggers zzxiij* 

[Two entries omitted] 
Item to the Clarke for Twice wrytinge aquittaimce f[or] my L[ord] of London viij* 

[One entrt) omitted.] 

Item for sweepinge of Twoo chymneyes in ye kitchiii ^* / 

SCMMA 

Receaved a.s afore.said so tlie hall oweth to ma-ster wardens to be payed to master 

Jndson ♦ now againe to be repayed to ye hall by master Harysone towardes the charges yat is layed 

out by ye hall as aforesayd about ye lomey to Hempsted for the pres[s]e 

t more master wardens hath Receaved towardes ye same cnarges 14« 9* 

SOME TOTALIS 

[• a laUr addition to this Certificate : t a still later addition. See alao p. 469. i 

Audeted the xij"^ of July e 1574 % 

William Seres Jhon Judson Humfrye Toye 

I. 467 



[ 218 h 20 July 1 573— 20 July 1 574. b. Ju^e. | J-^^, 



The Accompte on the other sydo of this leafe fynished this xij"' 
daie of Julye 1574 All the ymplementes plate and goodes belonginge 
to the howse and conteyned in an Inventoire indented William Norton 
and John Harrison th [e] elder have dely vered to Richard Tottle and 
William Cooke Wardens for the yere insuinge with theis bylles 
followinge 

An obligacon of master Judson for , xv^** 

A bill of master John harrison of . . viy" 

A byll of the Chambleynes wherof is due 

to the haU jj^ xv* 

Some xxxyj" xv' / 
[Note that in September 1573 the members of the Company subscribed individually 
£62 10«. Od. for the provision of corn ; in accordance with the Lord Mayor's second 
precept, for which see p. 480 : which subscription does not, of course, appear in this 
Account.] 



Bj/ me W* Cooke 

By me Jliofi Daye 

[It is presumed John Day signs here as an Auditor.] 



[The following unsigned Representation (which forms Lamd. MS. 48, Art. 76, fol. 170, in the British 
Museum) is another evidence of the great keenness of the competition for exclusive privileges. It 
argues great assurance, and indeed impudence, for any man then to have asked for the sole monoiwly 
of printing ballads and all books of twenty-four sheets and under. It was almost tantamount to 
asking to become sole printer for England. Such a liepreseutation as this could not but be 
successful. It is addressed : 

7[,ht Unmiilc miU of the stiuiomt^ [on tht 
5tfi ifclirmirM 1576] ♦/ 

To the righte honorable the Lord Burqhley Lord highe Thesaurer of Englande. / 

lOste humbUe beseche your honor, the master, wardens, and commynaltie of 
' Stationers of London, That, as it hathe pleased your honor of your greate 
goodnes at all times heretofore to be favourable vnto them in all causes, 
for which they yeilde vnto you their nioste liumble and hartie thankes : 
Even so nowe it woulde likewise please you of your abundant charitie to 
be good vnto them in this their suite and peticon. The saide companie is 
informed, that some one person affectinge more his own private gaine then regardinge 
the ouerthrowe of a multitude of whole families, Dothe sue vnto the quenes maiestie for 
th[e]obteyninge of a priviledge for the sole imprintinge of all baladfes Damaske paper 
and bokes in prose or meetre fiom the quantitie of one sheete of paper to xxiuj"' 
By th[e]imprintinge of which thinges the saide companie is chiefelie maineteigned, so 
as if the same be taken from them by waie of previledge they shalbe vtterlie vndone. 
Whereof if hir maiestie were advertised, your orators holde them assured. That hir 
moste noble clemencie will haue pitie oi them and not passe anie suche graunte. Yt 
male therefore please yom- honor of yoiu- charitie and great goodnes as occasion shall 
serue to informe hir highiies of the truthe of the premisses, and to be a meane that the 
saide preuiledge or auie like vnto it male not be grauuted. And the saide companie 
shall Daielie praie vnto god for your honors prosperous estate / ] 
Endorsed on the hack : — 
5. Feb. 1575 [i. e. 1576.] 

I. 468 




[ 135. t« '•»•■ 20 July 1574—20 July 1575. 219 ] 



m.t»ut z»tttc 3:ottle anti WiiUintn Coofte 
""mw&t / UjavUenss of tht compm^t of 

Strtttoucvs of iiU sucltc i^ommcs of monc» «ts 
ftauc come to thrir ftattlres from the ^toentitfic 
Sitic of 3Jul» 1574 i»rtrtl tfic j.^r'?' J3Mc of aJulgc 
1575 ?Kiiiit i» to !3it»c for one lulvolc s<^»<^<^« / 
a!$ foloUictH 



Utttiptt^ 



Imprimis Receiued of John Harrison tli[e] elder whiche Was 
Due by a bill of his hande menconed in th[e]accompt of the 
laste wardens . viy" 

Receiued of the Renters ....... ix^ xiij' viij* 

Receiued for licensinge of copies ..... iij'' xij' iiij* 

Receiued for presentinge of prentices .... xvj' vj* 

[i. e. Thirty-three Apprentices.] 

Receiued for prymers whiche were solde to the said Richard 

Tottle[,] William Cooke and master Toye . . . . xxx' 

Receiued for ffynes-for breakinge of orders . . xj' 

Receiued for lettinge the hall for a mariadge ... x» 

Receiued for prentises made free and one brot^ier 

admitted iij" xvj" viij* 

[The amount received just equals the fees (Zs. Ad. each) of Twenty-three Freemen.] 
[It is noteworthy that no one was admitted into the Livery during the period of this annual account.] 

Some of the Receiptes is 

as folotuctitc 

[Four entries omitted.'] 
ffor alowance towarde the ffeaste Diner . . . . v" 

Paide to master Jndson for a Benevolence for his sone . x* 

\_0 lie entry omitted.'] 
Some of the paiementes Laide owt 



So Resteth due to the hall over and besides xiiij' ix* which was 

the rest of the money for the Ilempsted matter mentioned in th[e]accompt of 
the wardens of the other yere laste past 

So the clere foote of this Accompt Due to the hall is 

I. 469 



[21911 20 July 1574-20 July 1575. K.jugge.j^TojJjf, ] 



The saide accompte on tli[e] other side of this leafe fynished the xx*'' Daie of 
July 1575 And then all th[e]implementes plate and goodes belonginge to the 

howse and conteined in an Inventarie indented And also the some of / 

beinge the foote of the same accompte / The said Richard Tottle and william 
Cooke haue Deliuered and paid to John Daie and Thomas marshe wardens for the 
yere insuinge with theis specialties folowinge / 

An Obligation of master Judson for , . . . xvij'' 

A Bill of the chamberlen whereof is Due to ye hall 

The whole biU beinge xxv" xj** xv' 

[See j3. 480.] 

• 
Item another bill of the Chamberlen M'hich parteynithe 
not to the hall and was taken vp of the Cumpanie for 

provision of Come Anno 1573 amountinge to . . Ixij" x' 

[John Stow rives us the follmving account of the ' dearth without 
scarcity ' in London in 1573: — This yeere about Lammas [1 August], 
wheate was sold at London for three shillings the bushell, but shortly 
after it was raised to foure shillings, fiue shillings, sixe shillings, and 
before Christmas to a noble [6«. Sc^. ] and seven shillings, which so 
continued long after. Beefe was sold for twenty pence, and two and 
twentie pence the stone, and all other flesh and white meats at an 
excessiue price : all kinde of salt fish very deere, as fiue herrings [for] 
two pence, &c. yet great plentie of fresh fish, and oft times the same 
very cheape. Bay salt at three shillings the bushell, &c. All this 
dearth notwithstanding (thanks be giuen to God) there was no want 
of any tiling to him that wanted not money, p. 1147, Ed. 1600. 

For the Lord Mayor's second Precept, dated September 1573, for 
com-money, seejs. 480.] 

Item Deliuered into the hall certen copies which haue 

ben printed this yere. As by a particuler booke 

thereof made appearithe. 

[This 'particuler booke' is the lost Register of Book Entries.] 

Item Deliuered to the newe wardens which was 

Collectid toward the provision of Gunpowdder as 

appearithe by the bill of names thereof nowe Deliuered 

to the said newe wardens . . . . . . vj" iij* 

[We have not been able to find room for the Lord Mayors Precept 
for gunpowder dated 19 August 1574 any nearer to this entry, to 
which it belongs, than aXp. 488.] 

Item Eecevyd of master Bynneman for wearinge the 

lettre [type] that came from Hempsted . . . XV* 

[i. e. for the use of the type seized on that occasion.] 



% me Jhon Daye 

By me T/iomas mavslie 



I. m 



[ i:??J:..-. !W. Seres. 



. Marshe. 



20 July 1575—20 July 157G. 



220] 



mmttx-mic Slate anlx Eftontas warsfte 

^"''to-ivSa,?/' UiavJiens of titt tompmit 

of stationers of all jsttcftc somes of monej> / as 
hatie come to tlteir ftanires from the j:p^ Jrajje of 
Suite 1375 titttill tfte rP^ Saie of Suite 1576* / 
^ftat is to saie, for otte Uiftole u^axe I 
^s fololuetfte* / 



l&tttipit%. 



Inprmis receaved of Richarde Tottell and william Cooke 
wardens for ye yeare paste for the foote of their Accompte 
As by the same accompte appearethe .... 

Item receaued of Henrie Bynneman for wearing the letter 
Itijpe'] the Came from Hempsted as appearethe in 
th[e]accompte of the said laste wardens . 

Receiued of master Judson whiche was due by 
th[e]obligacon of his specified in ye last accompte 

Receiued of Thomas Hacket and ffrauncis Coldock 
Renters for ye foote of their accompte 

Rectved for licencinge of Copies 

Receaued for presentinge of prentises 

[So that Fifty-five Apprentices were boiuid during the 
period of this annual account. ] 

Receaued for fynes for breakings of orders . 

Receaued for makinge of freemen and bretheren 
[The amount received equals the fees of Twenty-six Freemen, 
without any Brethren.] 

Receaued for lettinge the hall for a mariage 

Receaued for lettinge ye hall to ye wardmote Inqueste 

SUMA TOTALIS OF YE ReCEIPTES 



XV' / 



xvij" / 



xj 



ili 



lllj 



ili 



Xl' 

xxvij' 

xyj'/ 
vj 



vJV 



viij* / 



yj' viij* / 

v»/ 



Wtiitvtof laiti out 



as folotoetH 

[Four entries omitted.] 
Sot Allowance toward ye feast Dynner 



v"/ 



I. 471 



[220 ft 



20 July 1575—20 July 1576. 



^•s«"»-|'f."»?2«k..] 



' [One entry omitted.'] 

Paide for the hire of a horse for Lucas Harrison to 
the Courte ........ 



ij" ^* / 



[Mve entries omitted.'] 



Paide for ij loades of gravell 

Paid for shewinge the [in] corporacon 

[Two entries omitted.] 

Paide to Roger Ireland of benevolence by Comon 
consent at one tyme v' and at an other tyme 
iij» iiij* 

SUMMA OF THE PAYMENTES LaIDE OUT 



ij' iiiJV 
Tj' viij* / 



viij' iiij* / 



Soe kesteth Due to the Hall - — 

whereof lent to John Clement by agreament of the 
Companie ........ xl» 

Soe resteth in money 



The saide Accompte laste menconed was finished the nynetenth 
Daie of Julie 1576 and then all th[e]implementes plate and goodes 
belonginge to the house conteyned in an Inventarye indented and 

also the somme of beinge the foote of the same Accompte 

together with one obligacon of John Clement and his sureties 
taken for the repaiement of the said xl» to him lent as aforesaide / 
The said John Daie and Thomas marshe haue Deliuered and paide 
to James Gonnell and Richard watkins wardens for ye yere insuinge 
with theis Specialities and other thinges folowinge / viz. / 



A bill 



I. 472 



[ T.^d.e. \^-^»- 20 July 1575—20 July 1576. 221 ] 

A bill of the Chamberlen whereof is Due to the hall[,] 

the whole bill beinge xxv"[.] xj*^ xv' / 

Item another bill of the Chamberlaine which 
parteyneth not to the Hall and was taken Tp of 
the Companie for provision of Come Anno_ Domini 
1573 amountinge to . . . . . . Ixij" x» / 

Item Deliuered into ye hall certaine copies whiche 
haue bene printed this yere as appearethe by a 
particular bill thereof made 

Item Deliuered to the said newe wardens which 
was collected in the laste wardens tyme towarde the 
provision of gonne powder as appeareth by the bill 
thereof nowo deliuered to the same newe wardens , yj'* iy* / 

hy me James goneld 
hy me Ricliard wtttkins. 

Awdyted the Day and yere aboue Wretten hy 

Jhon Judson 
Wijlli/am norton 
John haryson 
Wylhjam Cooke 

[Note as to the principal Recobds of the Corporatios of London. 

|.s we shall naturally have frequent occasion to quote from the muniments of the City of 
London ; it may be useful to mention the four principal Series of which they are composed : 
as they are described in the two excellent (privately printed) Beports of the Library 
Committee 'preunted to the Court of Common Council; the first on the 16th December 
18ti9, and the second on the 24th November 1870. 
" Letter Books. The Series from A to ZZ &c., 1275-1688. Tliese Books commence 
about 140 years before the Journals of the Common Council, and about 220 years before the Repertories 
of the Court of Aldermen, and contain almost the only remaining Records of those Courts prior to the 
commencement of such Jounuils and liepertories. They are written on vellum, in Latin, Norman- 
French, and English, and consist of entries of a miscellaneous character. . . . Many of the entries in 
the later Letter Books will also be found in the Journals and Kepertories." Beport of Library Committee 
&c.,p.'2:y. 

"Journals op the Prooeedinos op the Common Council. Conmiencing 1416, and continuing to the 
present time. Until the conmiencemcnt of the Bepertories {li^S) the proceedings of the Court of Aldermen 
were also entered in these Books. They are written on paper, in Latin, French, and English." idem. 

" Repertories of the Court op Aldermen. Commencing 1495, and continuing to the present time. 
On paper, in French, Latin, and English." ulem. 

[ We Aare ainady qxwUd J'nmi mv. of theie Repertories at p, 138. } 

Remembeanoia, a collection of copies of Correspondence between the Civic Authorities and distinguished 
persons ; between 1580 and 1GG4 a.d. In Nine Volumes.] 

A T&AsscRirr 4'c. 60 I. 473 





[ 221 It 20 July 1575—20 July 1576. ^. ser,.. j '^^^J^,^ ] 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[■We are quite unable, at present, to ascertain the occasion of this Proclamation. There had 
evidently, however, been some extra plotting and underground activity preceding it. 

m\ IS|f tfte a^ueene* 

jlorasmucli as within these few dayes there haue been certaine infamous 
Libels full of malice and falshood spread abroad, and set vp in sundry 
places about the Citie and Court, tending to sedition, and dishonourable 
interpretations of her Maiesties godly Actions and purposes, and 
especially inuented of cankred malice colourably, to the destruction 
or mine of some of good estimation and fidelitie towards her Maiestie, by 
lewd persons not worthy to enioy the benefit of this her Maiesties quiet 
gouernment, no more then euill and corrupt limmes, whiche for lacke of speedie 
remedie may infect more of the body ; The sufferance whereof cannot but breed a 
further disorder to the good quietnesse of her Maiesties most peaceable gouernment. 
And because her Maiestie would haue such vUlanous, treasonable and seditious 
attempts both repressed and punished, and also would come to some certaintie 
for the discouering of the Authors thereof, whereby she would not enter into 
any scruple of suspition of any other manner of person then the offenders or their 
partners : Therefore her Maiestie willeth, that whosoeuer can, and will discouer 
the Authors or parteners of those Libels, and will open it to her Maiestie, or to 
some Attendant about her Person, the same shall be rewarded in this sort : If the 
partie that shall discouer the same be vnder the degree of a Gentleman, he shall 
haue foorthwith fortie pounds ; and if he bee a Gentleman, he shall haue one 
hundred pounds : And if hereafter it shall be prooued, that any person hath been 
in any wise priuie hereto, and shall not now very shortly after this Proclamation 
discouer it, the same shall at no time hereafter be thereof pardoned. 

And furthermore, her Maiestie chargeth all manner of persons that shall 
hereafter at any time finde any such seditious Billes, to bring the same to the 
Lord Maior of London, or to some speciall officer of London, or of any other Towne 
where such shall be found And if the same shall be found in or about the Court, 
then to be secretly brought to some of her Maiesties Councellers, or other her 
faithfuU seruants attendant about her Person, vpon paine, that if any bee found 
remisse herein, then the same to receiue such like punishment as the Author of 
sedicious Libels ought to doe. For her Maiestie cannot thinke that these things 
are so much giuen out in respect of any priuate persons as they are in contempt 
of the present gouernment and proceedings, wherein her Maiestie cannot but find 
her selfe touched. 

Giuen at her Maiesties Palace of Westminster, the 26. day of March 1576. 
in the xviij. yeere of her Maiesties Reigne. 

God saue the Queene. 

^ Imprinted at London by Eichard lugge, 

Printer to the Queenes Maiestie. 
Cum Priiiikgio Regiae Maiesiaiis.] 
I. 474 



j^_ 



[ E. w^s. ! ^- ^'- 20 July 1576—9 July 1577. 222 ] 



"^li^^' ?Eh^ Mccom»tt of B^mtg 
iDixmmj Wi^tkvins Wlavt$tn$ of 

tfte Comjiitittc of Stationcvs of nil mtcUe 
jsommcs of wottcii n» Haiic commc to tficit 
hnwTrc9 from tftc y^Hj iTitic of Sulic 1576 
Utttill the iK"J 3itic of .Uttlwc 1577, that is to 
saoe for one UiHolc ocrc as folobictlt* 

[With this Annual Account we resume in Rc^^ister B, our detailed knoivledse of the Company's affairs. 
As he states at II. 3.9 ; Kichard Collins, of the Goldsmiths' Company, was on the 30th May 1515 sworn the 
Clerk of the Stationers' Company ; which office he held for some thirty-eight years, dying about 1613 a.d. 
Naturally with the change of Clerk came a variation in the mode of keeping the Company's Books ; as we 
shall see on reaching Register B. The rest of this volume is occujiied by the annual Summary Cash 
Abstracts, which were signed by the Auditors, of the sectional and detailed entries of Register B.] 



Utttiiptt^ 



Inprimis Receaued of John Dale and Thomas Marshe 
Wardens for the yere paste for the foote of their accompte 
as by the same Accompte appearethe ..... 
Receaued of fl&:aunces Coldock and Henrie Conneway 
Renters for the foote of their accompte .... 

Receaued fok licencinge of Copies ..... 
[These Book Entries will be found in II. 301—315.] 

Receaued for presentinge of apprentices 

[The names of these Apprentices will be foimd m II. 65 — 77.] 

Rece.aued for fynes for breakinge of orders 

[The particulars of these fines will be found in 11. fd. 404-5.] 

Receaued for admittinge of ffreemen .... 
[The names of these Freemen will be found in 11. 673-4.] 

Receaued of Henrie myddleton for receavinge him into the 
liuerye .......... 

SuMMA Totalis of the Receiptes 

•A% fololucth. till* 

\_One entry omitted.^ 

Paide to ffranncis Godlif by guift of tlie Companie to surcease 

his sute for the priveledge for bindinge of bookes in vellom xl* 

[_Three entriea omitted.^ 

Sot allowance towarde the feaste Dynner . . . . v^ / 

Item for a booke of entrances for the clarke .... vj* 

[This was undoubtedly Register B, which beginning in 1576 was in full ase till 
mas, and some parts of it till 16U5.] 

SuMMA OF THE PaYMENTES LaID OUTE 

SoE resteth Due to the hall 



xiij" xij' 


iiij* 


lij» 




xxxiij' 




xxvj» 


^d 


xl» 




xx» 





I. 475 





xxvj' 


viij'' 


x" 


' 




xj" 


vj» 


viij* 



[22211 20 July 1576— 9 July 1577. "«^-s«re..{i.°?2S^ ] 

Whereof Lente to william Lobley vpon a featherbed 
and a cheste in Pawne ...... 

Item deliuered into the Chamber of London to be 
lente toward the repayringe of Yarmouthe haven 

Sum 

soe resteth in money 

The saide accompte laste mencioned was finished the ix"' daye of Jiilie 1577 and 

then all th[e]implementes plate and Juels belonginge to the house contaiyned in 

an Inventarie indented and alsoe the some of beinge the foote of the 

said accompte together with the obligacon of John Clemente and his sureties for 
xl', and a bill of sale of the said william Lobley for the xxvj" viij* were deliuered 
and paide to william Norton and the said Eichard Watkins wardens for the yere 
insuinge with theis specialities and other thinges folowinge viz. 

A Bill of the Chamberlen of xxv" whereof is Due to 

the Hall xj" xv" xxv" 

Another biU of the Chamberlen whiche parteynethe 
not to the Hall and was taken vp of the Companie 
for provision of Corne Anno 1573 amountinge vnto . Ixij" x' 

Item Deliuered into the hall certaine Copies which 

haue bene printed this yere as appeareth by a 

particuler bill thereof made 

[It would appear from tliis, that E. Collins submitted to the 
Auditors a Transcript or 'bill' of the Book-Entries, wliich were 
originally and from time to time inserted in the section of Register 
B set apart for them. This Copy or Transcript has, of course, gone : 
but as we have the original entries, without any loss to posterity.] 

Item Deliuered to the said newe wardens whiche was 
collected toward the provision of gonnepowder as is 
menconed in the Accompte of the laste yere and as 
Appeareth by a bill thereof nowe Deliuered to the 
said newe wardens vj'' iy* 

wyllyam norton 
Richard watkyns 

Audyted the Day and yere ahouesaid by 

Jhon Daye y" Humfrye Toye 

^ John haryson 

Wyllyam Cooke 
Thomas marshe 

I. 476 



.>*' 



[ rwa^,>- S-- 9 July 1577—8 July 1578. 223 ] 






Elie Mctomptt of tuilUam 

**''^J'^ po,^<^« aorton anil ittrfiarUrc luat^ 
""Lt/^S '"' liittS UiarJ^ens of tht Com 

))anic of <itactoncf!^ of aU iSttdtc ^omc;^ of 
monnci) nn hatic fommc to thctv tiantrcis from 
tfic Uincth Saie of 3nl» 1577. lintiU tfic iiti|tij 
Jraic of Sulwc 1578 tftat is to mvk fov one iuftolc 
jjcrc i\» fololudhc 

Imprimis receaued of tHe wardeins of the laste yeare for the 

foote of their accompte, as by the same aecompte apereth . 

Item receaued of them whiche was collected for the 
provision of gonnepowder as is mencioned in the said 
accompte of the lasle yere ...... 1;]'^ iij» 

Item receaued more of certen of the Companie which were 
behinde and had not paid their partes towarde the provision 
of the saide gonnepowder monney ..... iij" iiij' 

Item receaued by assessmente in the Companie made by 
th[e]assente of the assistauntes for the provision furnishinge ' 
and trayninge of xv men for harquebushe shotte by reason 
of a precepte in march laste paste [«" .e. 1578] Directed from 
the lorde maior as by the bill of the sayde assessmente 
appeareth ......... 

Item receaued of Henrye Conneway and Richarde Greene 
RENTERS for the foote of their accompte .... 

IT£M receaued for licencinge of Copies 

[For particulars, see II. 316—330.] 
Item receaued for presentixge of apprentices . 

[For names, see II. 79—86.] 
Item receaued for fines for breakings of orders 

[For particulars, see ll.fol. 40o-6.] 
Item receaued for admyttinge of freemen and 
bretheren ......... 

[For names, see II. 675 — 678.] 
Item receaued for takinge master Barker [,] william Seres 
the yoimger, Gabriell Cawood[,] Richarde Daye[,] henrie 
Bynneman and Peter Conneway into the liverey . 

[William Seres the younger — though thus taken into the hvery, and 
though by the good offices of Lord Burohley he had the reversion of 
his father's patent — was not a printer : see ^. 1 1 1.] 

Item receaued for lettinge the hall to mariages . . . xxv» 

Item the pawne of william Lobley menconed in the laste 
accompte beinge to him freelie redeliuered, the said william 
Norton now vpper warden hath paid the money which the 
same pawne laie for beinge ...... xxvj* viy* 

SuMA Totalis of the receiftes is 

I 47T 



xviij" 


xix' 




xij" 


xix" 




y" 


viij» 


xij* 


iij" 


xvij« 


iiij* 


vjH 







[ 223ib 9 July 1577-8 July 1578. w.8.r,..{J-^»-^. ] 



m folobctH 

To master Norton the CounseUour for his ffee xl» 

Item paide to him for the Counsell and painea 
about the Troubles moved by william Lobley 
and his confederates ..... xx* 

Item paide to the master and wardens of the 
merchaunttailours for the pacifienge of the 
troubles betwene Lyllie the infourmer and 
Certen bookebynders ..... x* 

J^Three entries omitted.^ 

Item for allowaunce towarde the feaste Dynner v" 

Item lente vnto Henrie Sutton vpon a pawne 

beinge his lea8[e] xviij" 

[Owe entry omitted.^ 

Item for the Cople of my lorde maiors order 

conceminge ye binders xy* 

Item paide to Timothy Eider be[a]dle at his 

Cominge in for our ladie Dale quarter . . x* 

[So Timothy Bider commenced as Beadle ou 25th March 

167a] 

[_Four entries omitted.] 

Item for the fumishinge and trayninge of the 
XV. men abouemenconed as by a bill of the 
particiders of the same appeareth . . . xxxj"^ xj* ii* 

SuMMA Totalis of the paymentes laide cute 

SoE remaineth Due to the hall • 



I. 478 



t 



[? 



Notton. 
. Watkins. 



W. Sent. 



9 July 1577—8 July 1578. 



224] 



The sayde Accompte laste mencioned was ffynished the viij*'' Dale 
of Julie Anno Domini 1578 and then all th[e]impleniente8 plate 
and Juelles belonginge to the house Conteigned in an Inventarie 

indented and alsoe the some of beinge the foote of the 

saide accompte and alsoe the obligacon of John Clement and his 
sureties for xl" and one other obligacon of Clement draper and 
Henrye Clithero for x'' the laste j^ere lente towarde the repairing 
of Yarmouth Haven being [re] paieable by xl' a yere and the firste 
pa}Tiiente nowe thereof Due : together with the said lea8[e] of the 
saide Henrie Sutton as a pawne for the xviij' to him lente as 
aforesaid were paide and Deliuered to John Harrison th [e] elder and 
George Bisshopp wardens for the yere insuinge with theis specialities 
and other thinges folowinge 

(viz.) 
A bill of the Chamberlen of xxv" whereof is 
Due to the hall xj"^ xv° and the reste to the 
Companie ....... xxv**. / 

Item another bill of the Chamberlen which 
perteyneth not to the hall and was taken vpp 
of the Companie for provision of Come Anno 
Domini 1573 amoimtinge to . ... Ixy" x» 

Item Deliuered into the hall certein Copies 
which haue bene prynted this , yere as 
appeareth by a particular bill thereof made 

John haryson 
George byssliop 

Audited the Date and yere ahoucsaid hy vs. (viz) 

Jhon Judson 
Thomas marshe • 
C: Barker 



I. 479 



'4|F- 



[224ii 



9 July 1577—8 July 1578. 



W. Seres. 



( W. Norton. 
( E. Watkin*. 



J 



[ This page is entirely blank in the Original. ] 

[The following are contained in tiie Lfitfrr Bnoki (see p 473) of the Cori>oration of London . 

Ducket maior 
Vicesinw nono die January Anno Decimo quinto antedicto [». e. 29 January 1573.] 

Item it ys agreed that one thowsand poundss [= £20,000 in the present dayl shalhe levyed 
byiuditierenttaxacon vppon the conipanyes of the Cytie, for provision of wheate in the brydge- 
house. Letter Book, X. fol. 194 h. 

DcoKET maior 

Prinu) die Aur/ustl Anno Decimo quinto domin[a]e Elizabeth[a]e Reginia\e [i.e. 1 August 1573.] / 

Ml jp u to be Item yt was ordered that preceptes be made to tlie conipanyes of this Cytie for the levy- 

' ^ '"" enge of two thonsand poundes for provision of wheate to be made for the provision and 

furnyture of tliis Cytie. Letter Book, X. fol. 234 b. 

DuoKET maior 

Decim,o die septembris Anno supradicto [i. e. 10 September 1573.] / 

-- Item it ys agreed that preceptes be made furt[li]with to the companyes of this Cytie for 

provision of Jevyenge of the M' M' ^ appointed all readye for provision of wheate for this Cytie, to be paide 



Provysion 
of wheate 



levyed for 
provision of 
wheate/ 



»■'» for 



whe:ite 



and brought in into the handes of Geokoe Heto.n Chaniberleyue appovnted for tlie receipt 
therof, before the xxij"" daye of this September, and [for him] to fetche the booke newlye rated 
from Sir Rowland Hayw.4bd knight tovvchiuge the same / Letter Book, X. fol. 239. 
[Sir Rowland I^ayward had been Ijord Mayor in 1570, and was now an * Alderman passed the chair.'] 



-7«— OOO— ^ 



About eighty pages further on in the same letter Book is a Transcript of what is probably the above * booke* of 
assessments ' newlye rated.' Tlie date of its pLace in the Letter Book is about the 1st July 157i : but it may be earlier. It is 
important as giving us the names and comparative wojllthinesa of all the Companies of London at that time ; the first 
twelve greater ones in their order, the thirty-two minor ones in no precise order. It is remarlcable that the Stationers 
rank — with the exception of the Brewers ai^d the Leather-sellers— in the first class of the minor commniea ; though 
they were then only in the 17th year of their existence as a Company. This was evidently in consideration of ttio 
individual substance of its members ; for the ' stock of the hall ' could not even meet the first of the I*recepts. 

• Ryvees maior 

A proportion Devysed and set downe by the court of Aldermen conceminge the assessement of the 
companyes aswell for loanes of monye for corne, or anye other such lyke thiuge, as allso for settinge furthe 
men as occasion shall sei-ve, After which proportion the companyes are liearafter to be charged, and that 
euerye hundretli pounde charged vppon everye companye sliall beare viij men / 



A proportion of iiij« [400] 
men appoynted to De sent 
to the dueenes Uaiesties 
Shjppea 

Mercers ... 40 
Grocers ... 40 
Drapers ... 30 
tfyshmonMrs . 20 
Goldsmythes . 30 
Skyiiners . . 16 
Marchantt[ailor.s] 85 
liaberdasliers . 30 
Sailers ... 18 
Ire[n]mongers . IS 
vynteners . . 18 
Cftothworkers . 22 
Dyers ... 5 
Brewers ... 10 
lethensellers . 13 
Tailowchaundelers 6 
6 
5 
8 
2 
4 
1 



A proportion for a loane of v™ 
xixvij" x» (£5037 10.<. 0.'.] made for 
provision of Come for the Cytie / 



Mercers . . . SCO 
Grocers . . . . SOO 



Cutlers . . . 
Pewterers . . 
Padlers . . . 
Barboursurgeons 
Gyrdelers . . 
Curriours . . 



Drapers 
ffyshmongers . . 
Goldsmytlies . . 
Skynnei-s . . . 
]\Iarchautt[ailors] . 
hab(!rdashers . . 
Salters .... 
Iri'[n]mongers . . 
Vynteners . . . 
Clothworkers . . 
Dyers .... 
Brewers .... 
Tietlier-sellers . . 
Talloughchaudelers 
Cutlers .... 
I'eivterers . . . 
8adlers .... 
Barbounsurgeons . 
Gyrdelers . . . 
Curriours . . . 



373 
250 
375 
200 
431 
315 



!. d.] 







6 









181 10 

181 10 

181 10 

275 

62 10 

125 10 

163 10 

62 10 

37 10 

56 5 

62 10 

25 

80 

15 













A proportion of iiij<^ [400] 
men appoynted to be'sent 
to the Queenes Maiesties 
Shyppes 

Cor[d]weyners . 8 
Inholders. . . 3 
Armorers . . . 1 
Bowyers } 
ffletchers S ' 
Cowpere . . 
Caipenters . 
I'him[b]ers . 
Paynters . . 
Butchers . . 
Po\ilter[cr]s . 
Cookes . . . 
Tylei's . . . 
Alasons . . 
Skryvenour.<< . 
Woddrnongei-s 
I'la.^^tercMs 
Blai'ksmythes 
tt'rutereis . . 
Stacyoners . 
Wo[o]lmen . 
Weyvers . . 



A proportion for a loane of v™ 
xxxvij" X" [£5037 10». M.] made for 
provision of Come for the Cytie / 

[£ 8. d.] 



Cordweyuers 
Inholders . 
Armorers . 



, J Bowyers 



Although the Assessment is stated to be for £6037 
Companies is only £4948 10«. Od. ] 

J. 480 



{ fHetchers 
S Cowpers . 
Caq)enters 
I'lumbers . 
I'aynters . 
Butchers . 
]'[o]ulter[er]s 
Cookes . 
Tylers . . 
Ma.sons . 
Scryvenours 
Woodniongers 
I'laystercrs 
Blacksmythes 
liiutcrers . 
Stationers 
Wo[o]lmen 
AVeyvers . 

Letter Book, X.fol. 318, 318 6. 

lOf. Od. : the total of the amounts allotted to the 



62 10 
37 10 
12 10 

7 8 

6 5 
62 10 
37 10 
12 10 
12 10 
21 
12 10 
37 10 
12 10 
12 10 
50 
12 10 
10 
12 10 
12 10 
62 10 

6 8 
12 10 



[ olXp'^- Totue. 8 July 1578—11 July 1579. 225 ] 



"^^^r ®H« accotttjiif of aroHtt 

m^»ttt^!,txiM«';^nwi$on thltltXtftv unit 
"'"tair;" &tovfit mi^shop toaiUcttiS 

of tlie Com^iitntc of <^titctoncr!9 of all Sucftc 
0ommc$ of monnci) as ftatic Come to tfteir 
fiantrcs from tftc iiitf^ Jraic of 3uU'( 1578, dtttill 
the H'^ Jraic of Mlie 1579* JCfiat is to saic for 
one tuHolc |)cr( as folloU)(tlt« 



I 



Inprimin receiued of the wardens of the laste yeere for the 
foote of their accompte as by the same accompte appeareth 
the some of ......... . 



Item receaued of Richarde Greene and Rafe Newbery renters 

for the foote of their accompte viij'' xvij' ix* / 

Item receaued for licencinge of Copies .... viij^' xviij' x* 

[For particulars, see II., 331 — 356.] 

Item receaued for presentinge of apprentices . . iy" xv« / 

[For names, see II., 8&— 92.] 

Item receaued for fines for breakinge of orders 

and for master Barkers dispensacon from the rentershippe . viij^' viij' x* 

[For particulars of fines, see II., fol. 406 — 407 J. This is the first recorded 
instauce in wliich the service as ' Renter' is compounded for by a mcmey payment.] 

Item receaued for admittinge of ffreemen . . . Uju 

[For names, see II., 679—680.] 

Item receaued this yeere of Clemente Draper and Henrie 
Clitheroe twoe paiementes of xl' a peece in parte of 
paiemente of tenne poundes heretoefore lente toward the 
repairinge of Yarmouth Haven iiyU 

Item for lettinge of the hall to the wardmote inquest . . vj' viij* 

Item receaued of master watkins in lieu of his twoe siluer 

spones for his twice beinge warden ..... ±\* 

Item receaued of master marshe in lieu of a siluer spone 

for his once beinge wardenne [no sum stated] 

Stjmma Totalis of the receiptes 

A Transcript ^c. 61 I 431 



% 



[ 225 ft 8 July 1578—11 July 1579. e. T,tue. j '• ^»^- 



\ a. Bishop. 



a» foloiuctli 

[0»ie entry omitted.'] 

Item for drawinge the draughtes conceminge 
the purchace of